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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/
  • Nov 17

    Be Smart This Holiday Season- Don’t Become a Drunk Driving Statistic

    Be Smart This Holiday Season- Don’t Become a Drunk Driving Statistic
    The holidays are notoriously one of the worst times of year for drunk driving. From just before Thanksgiving to just after New Year’s Day, people attend more alcohol-laden parties than at any other time of year. We eat more, drink more,…
  • Nov 8

    Should Left Lane Hogs be Ticketed and Fined?

    Should Left Lane Hogs be Ticketed and Fined?
    We’ve all been stuck behind a slow driver in the left lane. It can be frustrating, aggravating, even infuriating. But should it be illegal? Most states have addressed the issue of left lane “slowpokes” through legislation,…
  • Nov 1

    PA District Attorney Refiles Most Serious Charges in Penn State Hazing Case

    PA District Attorney Refiles Most Serious Charges in Penn State Hazing Case
    Tim Piazza, a 19-year-old sophomore at Penn State University, died last year due to injuries sustained in a hazing incident. The Beta Theta Pi fraternity, which was supposed to be alcohol-free due to a previous suspension, led Piazza and…
Rank this Week: 207

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

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

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    Muchas Gracias, Carlos Beltran

    Muchas Gracias, Carlos Beltran
    "I am blessed to have played this game for 20 years.  I am blessed to have played for so many great organizations. I am blessed to have shared all of my experiences with my wife and my three kids, my family and friends. To have so…
  • Nov 14

    Rebecca Solnit On Fighting Foundational Misogyny One Story At A Time

    Rebecca Solnit On Fighting Foundational Misogyny One Story At A Time
    Let This Flood of Women’s Stories Never CeaseGuest Post by Rebecca SolnitThere’s a problem with the way feminism moves forward in reaction to breaking news stories. It brings focus to a single predator, a single incident, and…
  • Nov 13

    The Two Men From Alabama Who Personify The GOP

    The Two Men From Alabama Who Personify The GOP
    First, there's your former judge whose Senate campaign is in jeopardy, not because he is a racist, homophobic, religious bigot who was twice removed from the bench but because he is a pedophile. Then there's your pro-NRA,…
Rank this Week: 535

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Nov 17

    New ACLU poll suggests significant interest in criminal justice reform

    New ACLU poll suggests significant interest in criminal justice reform
    This ACLU posting, headlined "ACLU Poll Finds Americans Reject Trump’s Tough-on-Crime Approach," reports on the result of notable new poll with notable new findings. Here are excerpts from the posting: In a rejection of President…
  • Nov 17

    "The Criminal Justice System Stalks Black People Like Meek Mill"

    "The Criminal Justice System Stalks Black People Like Meek Mill"
    The title of this post is the headline of this New York Times op-ed authored by Jay-Z. Here are excerpts: This month Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years in prison for violating his probation. #FreeMeek hashtags have...
  • Nov 16

    Notable crime fighting comments by Deputy AG Rosenstein in Chicago

    Notable crime fighting comments by Deputy AG Rosenstein in Chicago
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein delivered this lengthy speech at an awards dinner in Chicago on Thursday evening, and it included a number of interesting passages about crime fighting. I recommend the speech in full, and here are a…
Rank this Week: 282

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Nov 17

    SEC Expected to Expedite FCPA Investigations in Light of Kokesh

    SEC Expected to Expedite FCPA Investigations in Light of Kokesh
    On November 9, 2017, Steven R. Peikin, Co-Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, delivered a keynote speech at a conference commemorating the 40th anniversary of the enactment of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act…
  • Nov 6

    SEC Approves New PCAOB Standard

    SEC Approves New PCAOB Standard
    Recently, the SEC approved the PCAOB’s new auditor reporting standard, AS 3101, The Auditor’s Report on an Audit of Financial Statements When the Auditor Expresses an Unqualified Opinion. Hailed as the most significant change to…
  • Oct 30

    Increased Immigration Worksite Enforcement Looming in 2018

    Increased Immigration Worksite Enforcement Looming in 2018
     The days of speculation may have ended. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) acting director recently made clear that Form I-9 audits and worksite enforcement actions will surge in the coming year. In line with the Trump…
Rank this Week: 500

In the Weeds

In the Weeds

Covers cannabis law and businesses. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://cannabislaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Nov 17

    State of Florida Continues to Encounter Delays in Rolling Out Medical Marijuana

    State of Florida Continues to Encounter Delays in Rolling Out Medical Marijuana
    As I posted previously, the State of Florida missed the deadline to issue more licenses for medical marijuana treatment centers. Florida has also encountered serious delays in processing requests for medical marijuana i.d. cards due to the…
  • Nov 6

    Fox Attorneys to Speak on at “Marijuana in the Workplace” Event

    Fox Attorneys to Speak on at “Marijuana in the Workplace” Event
    A hot-button issue for attorneys and business alike is how the implementation of Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program will affect the workplace. My colleague Josh Horn and I will be serving on a panel to discuss this topic next…
  • Oct 23

    IRS Audits of Cannabis Companie

    IRS Audits of Cannabis Companie
    We invite you to read my blog, posted on Fox Rothschild’s Tax Controversy Sentinel site, discussing IRS audits of cannabis companies and a recent Tax Court decision involving a Colorado cannabis company.Continue…
Rank this Week: 1619

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers battery, drug crimes, firearm offenses and DWI. By Kathleen M. McCarthy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    Pulling a Fire Alarm Can Result in Disorderly Conduct Charge

    Pulling a Fire Alarm Can Result in Disorderly Conduct Charge
    Imagine that you are out on the town with your friends having a good time. You have not seen each other in a while, and thought that it would be fun to get some drinks and catch up. After throwing back a few, you all start to reminisce about…
  • Oct 5

    Charged With The Crime of Mayhem? Get a Lawyer

    Charged With The Crime of Mayhem? Get a Lawyer
    The Crime of Mayhem It is not uncommon when a fight breaks out at a bar or some other public place for the fight participants to do whatever it takes to win. The fighters might punch one another, slap each other, kick, or hurl objects at the…
  • Sep 6

    The Crime of Threatening to Commit a Crime in Massachusett

    The Crime of Threatening to Commit a Crime in Massachusett
    Threatening to Commit a Crime Most people do not realize that threatening to commit a crime in Massachusetts is actually a crime itself. Someone who makes a threat against someone or property can be charged with a crime under M.G.L.…
Rank this Week: 3792

Environmental Crimes Blog

Environmental Crimes Blog

Covers environmental crimes and enforcement, from pre-trial to trial strategy. By Walter D. James III.

http://environmentalblog.typepad.com/environmental_crimes_blog/
  • Nov 17

    Criminal Enforcement under the Trump/Pruitt USEPA

    Criminal Enforcement under the Trump/Pruitt USEPA
    On November 16, 2017, the ABA sponsored a “brown bag” session that featured USEPA Deputy Assistant Administrator for OECA, Patrick Traylor. After some opening remarks in which he assured the audience that the Trump Administration…
  • Nov 15

    Cell Phone Searches as Evidence

    Cell Phone Searches as Evidence
    Smartphones are everywhere. One question regarding smart phones is whether law enforcement can force an individual to provide the password or personal identification number to unlock your phone. So far, most courts say no. The reasoning is…
  • Nov 14

    Election Anniversary: Regulatory Rollback, Stories Over Statistics, and Pressure for Local Enforcement

    Election Anniversary: Regulatory Rollback, Stories Over Statistics, and Pressure for Local Enforcement
    Back on September 6, 2017, I wrote about the downturn in enforcement by the USEPA. Below is a guest post from my good friend James Smith with Schirrmeister Diaz-Arrastia Brem LLP in Houston, Texas, that somewhat confirms the downturn in...
Rank this Week: 2355

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

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

http://fourthamendment.com/
Rank this Week: 1178

King Law Offices Blog

King Law Offices Blog

Discusses traffic matters, family law, criminal law, wills and estate planning and personal injury law as it relates to North Carolina and South Carolina.

https://kinglawoffices.com/blog/
  • Nov 17

    How Imputed Income Affects Child Support Payments in North Carolina

    How Imputed Income Affects Child Support Payments in North Carolina
    North Carolina has legal guidelines used to calculate a parent’s child support payments. These guidelines create a rebuttable presumption of the amount of a child support a parent must pay. A court will only deviate from these…
  • Nov 16

    How Marital Misconduct Impacts Your Divorce

    How Marital Misconduct Impacts Your Divorce
    It seems natural that if one spouse has committed bad acts that caused a marriage to fail, they should not be rewarded for that behavior with alimony payments. In North Carolina, marital misconduct is an important factor in determining an…
  • Nov 15

    What Property Can You Protect from Distribution During a Divorce?

    What Property Can You Protect from Distribution During a Divorce?
    North Carolina law provides for an equitable division of marital property. § 50-20. During a divorce, the court will attempt to divide certain property fairly between your and your former spouse. However, some of your property will be…
Rank this Week: 2561

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Nov 17

    The Worst Section 230 Analogy Ever?

    The Worst Section 230 Analogy Ever?
    She denied it. She lied about it when she denied it, and when she accused Mike Masnick of being a liar about it, because she is without shame or intellectual honesty. But this? But for all it has given us, Section 230 of the CDA has also…
  • Nov 17

    Short Take: The Other Hostile Work Environment

    Short Take: The Other Hostile Work Environment
    Female Cook County public defenders sued over the hostile work environment created by the men they are charged to defend. Marshall Project: Hold my beer. But the worst abuse came from inmates, who would make sexual remarks and masturbate at…
  • Nov 17

    Famous On Probation: The Meek Mill Lesson

    Famous On Probation: The Meek Mill Lesson
    Not that I have a clue who he is, as rap music isn’t my preferred genre, but Meek Mill was doing pretty well for himself as a rapper. Born in South Philadelphia, Mill grew up around North Philly; his father was murdered when he was 5.…
Rank this Week: 304

South Florida Criminal Attorneys…

South Florida Criminal Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.southfloridacriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    South Florida Woman Convicted of Contract Killing after Third Trial – Part Two

    South Florida Woman Convicted of Contract Killing after Third Trial – Part Two
    In last month’s blog post, I began the story of Dalia Dippolito, a Boynton Beach woman who was convicted of the attempted contract killing of her husband, and then sentenced to twenty years in prison for the charge of solicitation to…
  • Oct 16

    South Florida Woman Convicted of Contract Killing after Third Trial – Part One

    South Florida Woman Convicted of Contract Killing after Third Trial – Part One
    The scene opened with a text placard reading: It then fades out to a passage showing the entrance of the Boynton Beach Police Department where the narration by a detective begins as follows: “We received a call that was transferred into…
  • Sep 17

    Hurricane Irma Brings Out Burglars and Looters in South Florida Crime Spree

    Hurricane Irma Brings Out Burglars and Looters in South Florida Crime Spree
    As Hurricane Irma barreled through the Caribbean laying waste to all centers of population in its path, opportunities arose for those with criminal intent. After the storm basically leveled the tiny island of Barbuda leaving much of the…
Rank this Week: 3349

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

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

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Nov 17

    Almost No One Makes Money in MLM

    Almost No One Makes Money in MLM
    Nothing ever changes in multi-level marketing. Even when it looks like the government is taking action against a company like Herbalife, other MLMs continue with business as usual. Almost everyone loses money in MLM. Which means almost no one…
  • Nov 15

    Financial Statement Fraud: The Damage Inflicted

    Financial Statement Fraud: The Damage Inflicted
    Financial statement fraud impacts any person or organization that has a financial interest in the success or failure of a company. A manipulation of the company’s reported earnings or assets can affect a bank that extends credit to the…
  • Nov 14

    FInancial Statement Fraud: How It Is Done

    FInancial Statement Fraud: How It Is Done
    Financial statement fraud happens is one of the most costly types of fraud. It is a significant problem because people inside and outside the company rely on the information provided in the financial statements. They assess the financial…
Rank this Week: 29

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/
  • Nov 17

    “A Major New Move” in Contract Interpretation

    “A Major New Move” in Contract Interpretation
    Omri Ben-Shahar and Lior Strahilevitz, Interpreting Contracts via Surveys and Experiments, U. of Chi. Coase-Sandor Inst. for L. & Tech. Research Paper No. 791 (2017), available at SSRN.David HoffmanDespite its practical…
  • Nov 16

    Discovering (Tax) Rights that the Poor Have Post-Welfare Reform

    Discovering (Tax) Rights that the Poor Have Post-Welfare Reform
    Susannah Camic Tahk, The New Welfare Rights, Brooklyn L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Ezra RosserProfessor Susannah Camic Tahk’s newest article is a welcome and optimistic read that opens space for future work…
  • Nov 15

    Chevron’s Real Impact

    Chevron’s Real Impact
    Kent Barnett and Christopher Walker, Chevron in the Circuit Courts, 116 Mich. L. Rev. 1 (2017).Edward RubinEmpirical studies are often regarded as having less cachet than theory, and the circuit courts certainly have less…
Rank this Week: 104

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 44

New York Criminal Defense Blog

New York Criminal Defense Blog

Covers high-profile crimes and the NYS criminal system. By Arkady Bukh.

http://www.nyccriminallawyer.com/blog
  • Nov 17

    Michael Brown Could Have Just Stopped Running

    Michael Brown Could Have Just Stopped Running
    Ferguson, Missouri ripped apart in August 2014 when a white police officer, Darren Wilson, shot and killed a black teenager, Michael Brown. Protests echoed from America's east coast to west coast, but maybe it took a New York City playwright…
  • Nov 9

    A Fifty-Year Fight For Exoneration In New York City

    A Fifty-Year Fight For Exoneration In New York City
    Fifty-years is a long time to wage a legal battle. It's way too long when you're the one fighting and you've been innocent the entire time. The post A Fifty-Year Fight For Exoneration In New York City appeared first on New York Criminal…
  • Oct 28

    For Harvey Weinstein The Hits Keep Coming — But Not In A Good Way

    For Harvey Weinstein The Hits Keep Coming — But Not In A Good Way
    Deposed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein gets caught in more accusations and allegations of sexual abuse, and the public learns more about the "forcible touching" law. The post For Harvey Weinstein The Hits Keep Coming — But Not In A…
Rank this Week: 2264

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/
  • Nov 17

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    A California man with connections to North Carolina, Kevin Janson Neal, killed five people and wounded eight others in a shooting spree in Northern California this week.  After killing his wife, Neal drove the streets of Rancho Tehama…
  • Nov 16

    A Short Graphic Novel on How a Felony Sentence Is Served

    A Short Graphic Novel on How a Felony Sentence Is Served
    I wrote a comic book about prison. Let me explain why. The School of Government recently published its first graphic novel, In Prison: Serving a Felony Sentence in North Carolina. It’s available for purchase here. I wrote it along with…
  • Nov 15

    State v. Brice: Pleading Rules for Habitual Offenses Are Not Jurisdictional

    State v. Brice: Pleading Rules for Habitual Offenses Are Not Jurisdictional
    The court of appeals last year vacated Sandra Brice’s conviction for habitual misdemeanor larceny for stealing five packs of steaks valued at $70 from a Food Lion in Hickory. The reason? The indictment alleged the steak theft and…
Rank this Week: 1085

Penglase & Benson Law Blog

Penglase & Benson Law Blog

Covers wills and trusts, DUI and criminal law, personal injuries and auto accidents, and general legal advice.

http://www.penglaseandbenson.com/blog/
  • Nov 17

    What You Need to Know about Pennsylvania’s New Ignition Interlock Law

    What You Need to Know about Pennsylvania’s New Ignition Interlock Law
    DUI enforcement in Pennsylvania entered unchartered territory this summer with the arrival of what’s known as the “ignition interlock law.” The law, which went into effect in August, affects both license suspensions and the…
  • Nov 14

    Penalties for a Second DUI Arrest in PA

    Penalties for a Second DUI Arrest in PA
    Roughly 1/3 of all people arrested for driving while under the influence will go on to re-offend, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. To combat this problem, lawmakers around the country have stiffened the penalties for second…
  • Oct 24

    Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in Bucks County PA

    Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in Bucks County PA
    As Bucks County attorneys who have witnessed the consequences of being tangled up in the Pennsylvania legal system, we can say with absolute sincerity that we hope you never find yourself being arrested. Without a doubt, it’s one of the…
Rank this Week: 1272

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/
  • Nov 17

    Injury Crash SB US95@312.2 Lewiston

    Injury Crash SB US95@312.2 Lewiston
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 2 Patrol 2700 North and South Highway…
  • Nov 16

    Blocking crash SB US95 at MP 312 Offramp

    Blocking crash SB US95 at MP 312 Offramp
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 2 Patrol 2700 North and South Highway…
  • Nov 16

    Commercial Vehicle Crash Injures One on I15

    Commercial Vehicle Crash Injures One on I15
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5255 S. 5th Avenue, Suite 2 Pocatello, Idaho…
Rank this Week: 190

Peek and Toland Blog

Peek and Toland Blog

Covers immigration policies and criminal defense law in Austin, Texas.

http://www.peekandtoland.com/blog
  • Nov 16

    Outlining Felony Theft in Texa

    Outlining Felony Theft in Texa
    It’s possible to be charged with felony theft in Texas. The severity of a theft charge in the state is related to the value of the goods you are accused of stealing. In Texas, a person can be charged with… Read more › The…
  • Nov 16

    Drug Smuggling Rises on the Border as Human Trafficking Fall

    Drug Smuggling Rises on the Border as Human Trafficking Fall
    Drug smuggling appears to be rising at the border between the United States and Mexico as human trafficking falls due to tougher enforcement. A Fox News report in May explored how the Mexican cartels may be responding to the…
  • Nov 15

    How Probation Can Be Revoked if You Fail to Comply With an Alcohol Test

    How Probation Can Be Revoked if You Fail to Comply With an Alcohol Test
    Our Texas criminal defense lawyers are sometimes asked if probation can be revoked if you fail to comply with an alcohol test. The answer is yes. Failing a drug or an alcohol test is one of the most serious violations… Read more…
Rank this Week: 3446

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Nov 16

    Razzia im Bezirksamt: Bestechlichkeit im Amt?

    Razzia im Bezirksamt: Bestechlichkeit im Amt?
    Am Morgen des 15. November 2017 sind sowohl beim Bezirksamt Nord als auch beim Konzertveranstalter FKP Scorpio zeitgleich Razzien durchgeführt worden. Der Vorwurf: Bestechlichkeit. Für das „Rolling Stones“-Konzert im…
  • Nov 12

    Zum unerschrockenen Auftreten in der Hauptverhandlung

    Zum unerschrockenen Auftreten in der Hauptverhandlung
    Kürzlich ist mir die Laudatio des Kollegen Dr. Stefan König aus Berlin „in die Hände gefallen“, die er anlässlich der Verleihung des „pro reo“-Ehrenpreises an Rechtsanwalt Dr. Nobis aus Iserlohn…
  • Oct 26

    AG Bautzen: Freispruch dank Lügendetektor

    AG Bautzen: Freispruch dank Lügendetektor
    Gestern erregte das Urteil in einem Strafverfahren vor dem Amtsgericht Bautzen Aufmerksamkeit: Dem Angeklagten Jens M. wurde Kindesmissbrauch vorgeworfen, er bestritt den Tatvorwurf aber. Eine klassische Aussage-gegen-Aussage-Konstellation…
Rank this Week: 2575

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic ticket defense. By Law Office of John Stanko.

http://www.marinduilawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 16

    Rapper Fetty Was arrested for DUI

    Rapper Fetty Was arrested for DUI
    On November 3, 2017, police in New York City arrested Rapper Fetty Wap for DUI and other traffic offenses.  Police contacted the rapper after he was spotted drag racing on a  a New York City highway. Fetty Was was  s given…
  • Oct 30

    Marin County Woman Arrested For DUI in Napa County After Crash.

    Marin County Woman Arrested For DUI in Napa County After Crash.
    On Wednesday, October 25, 2017 the California Highway Patrol in Napa County arrested a 63 year old Marin County woman for drunk driving after she was involved in a head on collision.  The Novato woman suffered serious injuries as a…
  • Aug 10

    Santa Rosa Driver Crashes into a Subway Sandwich Shop and gets a DUI

    Santa Rosa Driver Crashes into a Subway Sandwich Shop and gets a DUI
    On Sunday August 6, 2017, a Santa Rosa man was arrested for driving under the influence, hit-and-run and evading police after crashing his car into a Subway sandwich shop.  A police officer from the California Highway Patrol…
Rank this Week: 164

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
  • Nov 16

    George Takei Facing Allegations of Sexual Assault

    George Takei Facing Allegations of Sexual Assault
    It seems like every day there is a new story about how a Hollywood superstar or producer and sexual assault. George Takei is the latest star to be accused of engaging in unsavory (and illegal) sexual behavior. According to a former male model…
  • Nov 16

    Violating a Court Order in California

    Violating a Court Order in California
    If you are given an order by a Los Angeles court you are required, by law, to follow that order. Violating a court order can have serious consequences, including jail time and criminal charges. If you are facing charges for violating a court…
  • Oct 23

    Los Angeles Police Can Now Use Drones In an Investigation

    Los Angeles Police Can Now Use Drones In an Investigation
    The Los Angeles Police Department will soon be able to use drones to help them with criminal investigations. The Los Angeles city commissioners recently granted the LAPD the authority to use drones to surveil high-risk situations for one…
Rank this Week: 1341

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Nov 16

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Ohio Embraces Sentencing Reform:  The Ohio Legislature has passed a sentencing reform measure, the Targeted Community Alternatives to Prison (TCAP) law, to reduce the state prison population and leave non-violent offenders in the…
  • Nov 15

    FedSoc Convention Live Stream

    FedSoc Convention Live Stream
    The Federalist Society's Annual Lawyer's Convention is tomorrow through Saturday.  The FedSoc is live streaming selected portions of the program at this page.  The Criminal Law panel, titled What Should Be Done to Address Rising…
  • Nov 15

    The Difficulties of Having an Honest Debate

    The Difficulties of Having an Honest Debate
    One of the very neat things about Crime and Consequences is the opportunity to have an honest debate.  Within normal rules civil discourse, debate is welcome here, and there have been numerous enlightening debates about, for example, the…
Rank this Week: 130

Innocence Project

Innocence Project

Covers capital punishment and wrongful convictions.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/
  • Nov 16

    New Orleans Man Ordered Released After More Than Seven Years Awaiting Trial

    New Orleans Man Ordered Released After More Than Seven Years Awaiting Trial
    A New Orleans man who has spent nearly eight years in jail awaiting trial on a drug charge should soon be released, according to the Advocate. Kevin Smith was arrested in 2010 when police The post New Orleans Man Ordered Released After More…
  • Nov 15

    Local Arkansas Police Department Uses Science to Strengthen Criminal Investigation

    Local Arkansas Police Department Uses Science to Strengthen Criminal Investigation
    According to an article in the Hempstead Herald, the Hope Police Department in Arkansas recently joined efforts with researcher and expert in human memory Dr. James Lampinen from the University of Arkansas Fayetteville to The post Local…
  • Nov 15

    Join Team Innocence Project’s Bike Tour Team

    Join Team Innocence Project’s Bike Tour Team
    The 2018 TD Five Boro Bike Tour is on May 6th! Join us and represent the Innocence Project on Sunday, May 6th at the TD Five Boro Bike Tour while raising funds to free the innocent and fight for The post Join Team…
Rank this Week: 2714

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Nov 16

    Senator Robert Menendez Jury Hangs: Mistrial Declared

    Senator Robert Menendez Jury Hangs: Mistrial Declared
    Here is a story from Max Greenwood of The Hill and another from Bill Wichert of Law 360. Make no mistake about it, this was a great and hard-fought victory for Menendez's lead defense attorneys Abbe Lowell and Raymond Brown...
  • Nov 13

    Special Counsels Are Sometimes Necessary

    Special Counsels Are Sometimes Necessary
    Andrew McCarthy at National Review Online compares the aggressiveness of Special Counsel Bob Mueller's Russia collusion investigation to the disgraceful kid gloves DOJ-FBI treatment of Mrs. Clinton and her email server. He is right on all…
  • Nov 9

    Fox News Reports Veselnitskaya Fusion GPS Connection

    Fox News Reports Veselnitskaya Fusion GPS Connection
    Fox News is reporting here that a co-founder of Fusion GPS met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya both before and after her June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower with Donald Trump Jr., Jaren Kushner, Paul Manafort, and others. The Trump...
Rank this Week: 168

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers constitutional rights, criminal law, and DUI topics. By William Weinberg.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 16

    PROSECUTORS ARE REQUIRED TO GIVE THE DEFENSE ALL EVIDENCE, INCLUDING EVIDENCE THAT MAY BE FAVORABLE TO THE DEFENDANT.

    PROSECUTORS ARE REQUIRED TO GIVE THE DEFENSE ALL EVIDENCE, INCLUDING EVIDENCE THAT MAY BE FAVORABLE TO THE DEFENDANT.
    When a person is charged with a crime, the prosecution is bound by law to provide all the evidence supporting the charge or charges, including evidence that might exonerate the defendant. Evidence that is favorable to the defendant is called…
  • Nov 13

    CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM IN CALIFORNIA

    CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM IN CALIFORNIA
    A little over 20 years ago, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 was passed by an act of Congress. The act was precipitated in part by the increased attention to violent crime including street gang violence and mass…
  • Nov 2

    SWEEPING PRETRIAL DETENTION/BAIL REFORM RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE CALIFORNIA CHIEF JUSTICE

    SWEEPING PRETRIAL DETENTION/BAIL REFORM RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE CALIFORNIA CHIEF JUSTICE
    When a person is arrested in California for a felony, and some misdemeanors, he or she will be detained—most often at the county jail—until an arraignment before a judge. At the arraignment, the judge will set bail, or in some…
Rank this Week: 337

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/
  • Nov 16

    Minson on Maternal Imprisonment

    Minson on Maternal Imprisonment
    Shona Minson (Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford) has posted Briefing Paper: The Impact of Maternal Imprisonment upon a Child's Wellbeing and Their Relationship with Their Mother: Findings from 'Who Cares? Analysing the Place of…
  • Nov 16

    Wesson on Crime Fiction

    Wesson on Crime Fiction
    Marianne Mimi Wesson (University of Colorado Law School) has posted The Chow: Depictions of the Criminal Justice System as a Character in Crime Fiction (51 New Eng. L. Rev. 101 (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Having been honored...
  • Nov 16

    Mungan on Wrongful Convictions and Deterrence

    Mungan on Wrongful Convictions and Deterrence
    Murat C. Mungan (George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty) has posted Wrongful Convictions, Deterrence, and Stigma Dilution on SSRN. Here is the abstract: There is no consensus in the economics of law enforcement…
Rank this Week: 113

Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

Covers SEC investigations, insider trading, derivative actions, white collar defense, and whistleblowers. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
  • Nov 16

    FCPA Violators Beware—SEC to Double Down on Enforcement

    FCPA Violators Beware—SEC to Double Down on Enforcement
    The SEC has signaled plans to double down on its FCPA enforcement efforts and speed up FCPA investigations. On November 9, 2017, Steven Peikin, Co-Director of the SEC’s Enforcement Division, delivered a speech at New York University…
  • Nov 10

    Sudan Now Open for Business, but Risks Remain

    Sudan Now Open for Business, but Risks Remain
    On October 12, 2017, the United States made permanent its lifting of a longtime general embargo on trade and investment with Sudan. As a result, U.S. individuals and companies are now generally free to engage in transactions involving Sudan,…
  • Nov 2

    Breaking Down Telia: One of the Largest FCPA Settlement and the First of the Trump Administration

    Breaking Down Telia: One of the Largest FCPA Settlement and the First of the Trump Administration
    The recent settlement by Telia Company AB (“Telia”), the first of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) under the Trump administration and one of the largest FCPA enforcement actions to date, has been touted by some…
Rank this Week: 3273

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: 446

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal law, juvenile law, and domestic violence. By the Law Offices of Rudolph E. Loewenstein.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 16

    In Orange County CA, do defendants have any protection from corrupt police or district attorneys?

    In Orange County CA, do defendants have any protection from corrupt police or district attorneys?
    Even if you aren’t familiar with the justice system, most people have heard of Miranda rights by watching TV.  These are rights that are guaranteed to a person when he/she is arrested and the police want to interrogate the…
  • Nov 13

    Juvenile offenders get a possible second chance

    Juvenile offenders get a possible second chance
    There is good news for juveniles convicted of crimes that required a life without the possibility of parole sentences.  New California legislation provides relief for individuals who were convicted of crimes that required a life without…
  • Aug 3

    If You See Someone in Trouble, is it a Crime Not to Help?

    If You See Someone in Trouble, is it a Crime Not to Help?
    Here is the scenario: Bob is fishing at Lake X. Sally is swimming and seems to be struggling and then disappears beneath the water. Does Bob, who is an excellent swimmer, have a duty to help save Sally? In a word, NO. Legally, he has no duty…
Rank this Week: 3171

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 16

    Understaffing at Texas prisons and the implications for decarceration

    Understaffing at Texas prisons and the implications for decarceration
    Your correspondent was quoted in a page one article in the Houston Chronicle today, "Mass exodus of Texas prison guards leaves some units understaffed," about guard shortages at Texas prisons, a topic that Grits has covered for many years.…
  • Nov 16

    Critiquing proposed Austin police union contract

    Critiquing proposed Austin police union contract
    The Austin Justice Coalition has compiled a comprehensive summary of criticisms of the local police union contract as the union votes this week and the city council prepares for a pivotal vote in early December. Here's a discussion from the…
  • Nov 15

    Opacity policies a big reason why bodycams haven't lived up to the hype

    Opacity policies a big reason why bodycams haven't lived up to the hype
    Grits appreciated Eva Ruth Moravec's post on police bodycams and Texas' low ranking vis a vis accountability compared to other jurisdictions. I've been harping about Texas' bad statute since it first passed, but this new research places its…
Rank this Week: 126

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers warrants, license suspension, Massachusetts criminal offenses, and criminal defense issues. By Lewin & Lewin.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 16

    2 Harassment Prevention Orders Vacated In Lawrence District Court

    2 Harassment Prevention Orders Vacated In Lawrence District Court
    MT, a woman in her mid sixties, lived in a single family house in Andover with her husband. Immediately adjacent to MT’s property lived a family in another single family house. MT had issues. MT did not like certain things that her next…
  • Nov 15

    ANOTHER DOMESTIC ASSAULT CASE DISMISSED

    ANOTHER DOMESTIC ASSAULT CASE DISMISSED
    On August 9, 2017 UL, a 36 year old building contractor from Andover, was at home with his wife and children. The kids were asleep and UL and his wife got into an argument. UL’s wife was sitting on a couch in the family room of their…
  • Nov 12

    30 YEAR OLD WARRANT CANCELED AND LICENSE REINSTATED

    30 YEAR OLD WARRANT CANCELED AND LICENSE REINSTATED
    RW, a 57 year old owner of a landscaping/irrigation business in Tennessee, received a notice from the Tennessee Department of Motor Vehicles that his Tennessee License was being suspended because Massachusetts had suspended his right to…
Rank this Week: 4419

Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice,…

Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC Blog

Covers Maryland criminal law.

http://www.ricelawmd.com/blog
  • Nov 16

    How Long Does it Take to Settle a Personal Injury Claim and Lawsuit?

    How Long Does it Take to Settle a Personal Injury Claim and Lawsuit?
    If you’re considering filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit in Maryland you may be asking yourself: “how long does it take to settle a personal injury lawsuit?” At the Law Offices of Randolph Rice, we have years of…
  • Nov 16

    What To Do If I Was Hit By A Car

    What To Do If I Was Hit By A Car
    Have you been hit by a car and you don’t know what to do now, our pedestrian injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Randolph Rice can guide you through the legal process after being hit by a car. Being hit by a car can be one of the most…
  • Nov 14

    Maryland Drug Crime

    Maryland Drug Crime
    All drug charges have serious criminal penalties associated with them. Therefore, if you have been charged with a drug possession or other drug-related crime in the State of Maryland, it is imperative that you seek out experienced legal…
Rank this Week: 2265

Kentucky Law Blog

Kentucky Law Blog

Covers Kentucky family, criminal and business law. By Gatlin Voelker, PLLC.

http://www.gatlinvoelker.com/blog/
  • Nov 16

    How can you create an effective employee handbook?

    How can you create an effective employee handbook?
    If you are a new business owner in Kentucky, one of the first things you will need to create once you begin hiring employees, is an employee handbook. This valuable resource is a necessary tool for your employees so they...
  • Nov 14

    Leveraging talent and leadership through succession planning

    Leveraging talent and leadership through succession planning
    If your organizational priority is to manage a successful enterprise, chances are you have done your fair share of research to hire and train Kentucky's finest talent. With a band of committed and professional individuals backing the…
  • Nov 10

    The importance of workers' compensation law

    The importance of workers' compensation law
    Before we had worker's compensation laws in Kentucky, it was much more difficult for injured workers to receive any disability payments. Many times employees were forced to sue their employer to recover lost wages and medical expenses. It was…
Rank this Week: 1869

Houston Criminal Law Blog

Houston Criminal Law Blog

Explains Texas criminal laws and penalties. By The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp.

http://www.sharpcriminalattorney.com/blog
  • Nov 16

    Harris Country Receives $4.4 Million to Crack Down on Sex Trafficking and Violent Crime

    Harris Country Receives $4.4 Million to Crack Down on Sex Trafficking and Violent Crime
    Harris County recently obtained significant funding towards cracking down on sex trafficking. A major sting operation in Polk County recently netted 277 arrests related to human trafficking. More emphasis is being placed on arresting and…
  • Nov 15

    The Benefits of Using an Expert Witness in a DUI/DWI Case

    The Benefits of Using an Expert Witness in a DUI/DWI Case
    An expert witness may play a vital role in a driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) case. You and your defense attorney are working to mitigate the severe potential damage of charges against you. An expert…
  • Nov 9

    How Do Police Officers Use Drug-Sniffing Dogs?

    How Do Police Officers Use Drug-Sniffing Dogs?
    The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects an individual from unreasonable search and seizure. The U.S. Supreme Court previously held that if a lawful traffic stop is conducted, the officer may initiate a drug dog sniff. If the…
Rank this Week: 1313

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses topics related to DWI, criminal defense, traffic tickets, CDL defense, open records, Texas laws, and the War on Drugs. By Robert Guest.

http://www.dallascriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 16

    Self-Defense, when is it reasonable?

    Self-Defense, when is it reasonable?
    What is self-defense? Texas Penal Code section 9.31 says that a person is justified in using deadly force when and to the degree the person reasonably believes the deadly force is immediately necessary – to protect themselves from…
  • Oct 31

    Expunctions, they can be reversed.

    Expunctions, they can be reversed.
    What is an expunction? An expunction is available to a someone arrested for a crime, but never convicted, or to a person given deferred on a Class C misdemeanor. Expunctions are for arrests only, they serve as a way to have the arrest taken…
  • Oct 30

    What is reasonable suspicion for a traffic stop in Texas?

    What is reasonable suspicion for a traffic stop in Texas?
    What is reasonable suspicion for a traffic stop in Texas? Reasonable suspicion in general.   The Texas case, Hamal v. State, explains that an officer has sufficient reasonable suspicion when he or she is aware of specific articulable…
Rank this Week: 757

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California DUI news and legal developments. By William Weinberg.

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 16

    HARSHER DUI LAWS DON’T NECESSARILY REDUCE DRUNK DRIVING DEATHS

    HARSHER DUI LAWS DON’T NECESSARILY REDUCE DRUNK DRIVING DEATHS
    There is no question that a lot of people are killed by drunk drivers. If we took all drunk drivers off the road, there would be around 1,000 people who wouldn’t have died last year alone on California roads according to National…
  • Nov 13

    NEW IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE LAW WILL CHANGE DMV LICENSE SUSPENSION SCHEME.

    NEW IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE LAW WILL CHANGE DMV LICENSE SUSPENSION SCHEME.
    Last year saw a new law passed that will require most DUI offenders to install an ignition interlock (IID) device on their vehicle, even first-time DUI offenders. The law is scheduled to go into effect in 2019 and it is anticipated that it…
  • Nov 1

    BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT BREATH TESTS-CAN YOU TRUST THEM?

    BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT BREATH TESTS-CAN YOU TRUST THEM?
    The primary roadside tool used by law enforcement officers in the enforcement of DUI laws is the Preliminary Breath Test (PBT) or Preliminary Alcohol Screening (PAS) breathalyzer device. These small devices can be easily held in one hand. The…
Rank this Week: 3942

The Orange County Criminal Lawyer…

The Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Staycie R. Sena.

http://criminal-lawyer-blog.irvinecriminallawyer.com/
  • Nov 16

    DUI Lawyer Enters Stranger’s Home Wearing Only T-Shirt and High Heel

    DUI Lawyer Enters Stranger’s Home Wearing Only T-Shirt and High Heel
    According to Rutherford police, a Hackensack attorney who specializes in DUI cases let himself into the Rutherford, NJ home of an unsuspecting couple late on Saturday afternoon. They were further bewildered by the man’s attire which…
  • Nov 15

    Firefighter Arrested for Soliciting Detective Posing as 14-Year-Old in Online Sting

    Firefighter Arrested for Soliciting Detective Posing as 14-Year-Old in Online Sting
    A Florida firefighter working with Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department was arrested on Tuesday for exchanging online messages of a sexual nature with a person that he believed was a 14-year-old girl. In actuality, the man had been speaking…
  • Nov 14

    Arkansas Razorbacks Quarterback Suspended after DWI Arrest

    Arkansas Razorbacks Quarterback Suspended after DWI Arrest
    University of Arkansas Razorbacks freshman quarterback Cole Kelly was accused of reckless driving, and driving while intoxicated on Sunday. In the early morning hours of November 12, Kelly was driving in his Toyota Tundra when a nearby…
Rank this Week: 2820

California Criminal Defense and…

California Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Law Blog

By the Law Offices of Bamieh & Erickson, PLC.

http://www.bamieherickson.com/blog/
  • Nov 16

    Who Pays Child Support in a Same Sex Divorce in California?

    Who Pays Child Support in a Same Sex Divorce in California?
    California has many family laws dealing with marriage and children that used to only apply to couples and parents who included one man and one woman. However, California courts and legislators have learned that this is no longer the case in…
  • Nov 15

    Who Gets to Keep the Engagement Ring in a Same Sex Divorce in CA?

    Who Gets to Keep the Engagement Ring in a Same Sex Divorce in CA?
    Same-sex relationships offer many of the same struggles and problems as any other relationship – but sometimes add special difficulties that other marriages do not have. In most opposite-sex relationships, there is only one engagement…
  • Nov 8

    What is the Average Jail Time for Types of Drug Possession in California?

    What is the Average Jail Time for Types of Drug Possession in California?
    When an individual is charged with drug possession in California, the first thought that comes to mind is usually concern about sentencing and potentially serving jail time. A possession conviction and history of incarceration can make it…
Rank this Week: 1498

The Blog of the Law Offices of…

The Blog of the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone

Covers New Jersey criminal law, family law and personal injury law.

https://anthonycarbonepersonalinjurylawyer.com/blog/
  • Nov 16

    What Happens if You Trip and Fall on an Uneven Sidewalk?

    What Happens if You Trip and Fall on an Uneven Sidewalk?
    You may notice them anywhere. Whether you are in a suburban neighborhood or downtown Jersey City, there’s a chance you’ll come across an uneven sidewalk. So what happens if you trip and fall as a result? Can you hold someone…
  • Nov 15

    What is a Pre-Indictment Conference?

    What is a Pre-Indictment Conference?
    You were charged with a crime and it’s a doozy. You’re facing a punishment that includes years in prison plus massive fines. You’re nervous about just going to court, let alone what happens if you’re found guilty.…
  • Nov 14

    When It Looks Like a Cellar Door Caused You to Trip and Fall

    When It Looks Like a Cellar Door Caused You to Trip and Fall
    Without a doubt, it’s a trip and fall hazard you’ll mostly only find in an urban environment. Walk through the streets of Jersey City or Newark, and you’ll see plenty of cellar doors. When they’re open, they resemble…
Rank this Week: 1688

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Nov 16

    Sen. Al Franken Gets A Groping Allegation of His Own

    Sen. Al Franken Gets A Groping Allegation of His Own
    Leeann Tweeden, a Los Angeles reporter has issued a statement detailing a pretty disgusting encounter with Al Franken in 2006. Franken was not a Senator at the time. The story ends with a photo of him grabbing her breasts while she's asleep…
  • Nov 16

    Execution Inmate Poked for 30 Minutes, No Usable Vein

    Execution Inmate Poked for 30 Minutes, No Usable Vein
    Ohio began the process of executing Alva Campbell, a 69-year-old inmate with medical problems yesterday morning. The executioners jabbed him with needles for 30 minutes, in his arm and below his knee, trying to find a usable vein to inject…
  • Nov 14

    Tuesday Night Open Thread

    Tuesday Night Open Thread
    From Tina Brown's memoir: Donald once poured red wine down the back of a gown worn by Vanity Fair journalist Marie Brenner (and told another journalist he had done the same to Leona Helmsley.) In news worth reading: An investigation by…
Rank this Week: 2

DeKalb County Criminal Law Blog

DeKalb County Criminal Law Blog

By Cohen Law Firm.

http://www.cohenlawatlanta.com/blog/
  • Nov 16

    3 facing felony drug charges following recent investigation

    3 facing felony drug charges following recent investigation
    Three men have recently been arrested and are facing felony charges in Georgia in relation to an investigation into drug activity in the home of an elderly person. Felony drug charges carry serious penalties if a conviction is obtained,…
  • Nov 2

    4 facing burglary charges following recent incident in Georgia

    4 facing burglary charges following recent incident in Georgia
    Being accused of a crime can be a stressful and intimidating process. Those who face a similar circumstances may wish to protect themselves against potentially devastating consequences, but they may be uncertain where to turn for guidance.…
  • Oct 19

    Teacher arrested on Georgia campus faces felony drug charge

    Teacher arrested on Georgia campus faces felony drug charge
    Individuals who are accused of a crime may face numerous hardships, even if a conviction is not obtained. Allegations alone can have an impact on one's reputation in the community, and may even affect his or her employment. A part-time...
Rank this Week: 2649

Botto Gilbert Lancaster Blog

Botto Gilbert Lancaster Blog

Covers personal injury, workers' compensation, divorce, and criminal matters.

http://www.bgsllaw.com/mchenry-county-lawyers
  • Nov 16

    Temporary Total Disability Can Continue After Retirement

    Temporary Total Disability Can Continue After Retirement
    Illinois workers can qualify for Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits when they suffer work-related injuries that temporarily prevent them from returning to work. The employee receives two-thirds of his or her gross weekly pay, and…
  • Nov 10

    Program Offers Alternative for Veterans in Criminal Case

    Program Offers Alternative for Veterans in Criminal Case
    Past and present members of the U.S. military who are facing criminal charges can utilize an Illinois judicial program that may help them avoid serious criminal punishment. A Veterans and Servicemembers Court may allow a defendant to go…
  • Nov 7

    Four Facts Fathers Should Know During Divorce

    Four Facts Fathers Should Know During Divorce
    Fathers often start at a disadvantage when trying to obtain a majority of the parenting time during a divorce. There is a lingering societal assumption that mothers are the caregivers, and some believe that the bias affects the courts'…
Rank this Week: 1694

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Nov 16

    "Pediatric Death Due to Myocarditis After Exposure to Cannabis"

    "Pediatric Death Due to Myocarditis After Exposure to Cannabis"
    Advocates of marijuana reform are often quick to assert that nobody dies from an overdose of marijuana. But this new clinical report from two Colorado doctors, which has the same title as this post, discusses a case of an 11-month child who…
  • Nov 15

    Exploring criminal justice echoes of past marijuana conviction in era of reform

    Exploring criminal justice echoes of past marijuana conviction in era of reform
    A student in my Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform seminar this week in his presentation is addressing what he calls "one narrow evidentiary aspect of a much broader area of study: the effect of legalization on how society and the law…
  • Nov 15

    Examining "The Temperance Movement and Its Relevance on Today’s Marijuana Policy"

    Examining "The Temperance Movement and Its Relevance on Today’s Marijuana Policy"
    My students know that I strongly believe legal and social histories are critical topics for anyone and everyone interested in any aspect of criminal justice reform. (I always find astute the William Faulkner quote: "The past is never…
Rank this Week: 2183

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By James G. Dimeas.

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.net/
  • Nov 16

    Domestic Battery in Illinoi

    Domestic Battery in Illinoi
    An Introduction to Domestic Battery in Illinois A criminal charge of Domestic Battery is a very serious offense in Illinois.  In recent years, public attention has been focused on Domestic Violence.  I noticed the increased…
  • Nov 9

    Can You Be Charged With a DUI If You Pull Over “To Sleep it Off”?

    Can You Be Charged With a DUI If You Pull Over “To Sleep it Off”?
    It’s been a tough week.  You have been swamped at work and you have been busy at home with activities with the kids.  Finally it’s Friday and you made it. Your co-workers invite you to go out for drinks to relax after…
  • Nov 2

    Can I Vote In Illinois If I Have a Felony Conviction?

    Can I Vote In Illinois If I Have a Felony Conviction?
    This is a question that I am asked frequently around election time.  Most people do not understand what the rules are when it comes to whether you are allowed to vote if you have a felony conviction.  Rules vary from state to state…
Rank this Week: 1914