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Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Oct 21

    Why the Lo Test Will Prevail

    Why the Lo Test Will Prevail
    Here I expressed confidence that the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals will eventually straighten out the law on what makes a regulation content based, putting various speech-restricting statutes that intermediate Texas Courts have found not to…
  • Oct 21

    Sterner Days for Texas Free-Speech Law

    Sterner Days for Texas Free-Speech Law
    Situation excellent: On Wednesday the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed the Beaumont Court of Appeals in Leax v. State. When the Court of Criminal Appeals granted discretionary review on Leax, I thought it would be the culmination…
  • Oct 9

    Texas’s New Nondisclosure Law

    Texas’s New Nondisclosure Law
    When Texas first passed its nondisclosure statute, it allowed some people with successfully completed deferred-adjudication probation to seek an order of nondisclosure effectively sealing the public records of their arrest. Nondisclosure had…
Rank this Week: 605

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Oct 20

    Threat as an ingredient to winning – Fairfax criminal lawyer

    Threat as an ingredient to winning – Fairfax criminal lawyer
    Threat is an ingredient to winning. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer and martial arts practitioner, I know this to be very true. That is why I repeatedly advise clients not to plead guilty if the prosecutor is not prepared to go to trial. That is…
  • Oct 19

    Collateral estoppel’s limits, explained by Fairfax criminal lawyer

    Collateral estoppel’s limits, explained by Fairfax criminal lawyer
    Collateral estoppel law generally prevents prosecutors from relitigating facts already established at certain prior criminal court proceedings. Unfortunately, today the Virginia Supreme Court placed strict boundaries on the extent to which…
  • Oct 18

    Chain of custody must be attacked despite Virginia caselaw

    Chain of custody must be attacked despite Virginia caselaw
    Chain of custody challenges need to be pursued by criminal lawyers for drug cases, blood draw analysis cases, DNA cases, other physical evidence cases (for instance where a handgun is recovered), and other cases where a successful chain of…
Rank this Week: 737

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

A legal blog written by a recent graduate of UCLA School of Law. Posts cover a wide range of topics, but areas of focus include criminal law, constitutional law, law and technology, and commentary on scholarship and legal education.

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Oct 20

    Court Denies Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Request to Vacate All Orders and Dismiss Case Following Pardon

    Court Denies Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Request to Vacate All Orders and Dismiss Case Following Pardon
    NPR reports:U.S. District Judge Susan Ritchie Bolton says that President Trump's pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio does not "revise the historical facts" of his case — and that she will not vacate her ruling that found…
  • Oct 17

    Plaintiff Asks Court to Declare That Defendant is a "BULLY"

    Plaintiff Asks Court to Declare That Defendant is a "BULLY"
    From this tweet by Keith Lee, I learned of this fascinating Complaint filed on Sunday in the New York County Supreme Court. Lee takes note of the first two paragraphs of the Complaint, which are admittedly colorful:1. The date, September…
  • Oct 4

    Wall Street Journal Praises Judicial Ignorance of Statistical Method

    Wall Street Journal Praises Judicial Ignorance of Statistical Method
    From yesterday's Wall Street Journal editorial page covering yesterday's oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford, a case that involved a challenge to alleged gerrymandering:[Chief Justice John Roberts] zeroed in on risks for the…
Rank this Week: 1037

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/
  • Oct 20

    The Non-Domination Principle in Fiduciary Law

    The Non-Domination Principle in Fiduciary Law
    Evan J. Criddle, Liberty in Loyalty: A Republican Theory of Fiduciary Law, 95 Tex. L. Rev. 993 (2017), available at SSRN.Alexander Boni-SaenzFiduciary law crosses many domains, but it is of particular import to the field of trusts and…
  • Oct 19

    The Curious Case of the Disclaimer That Didn’t Bark

    The Curious Case of the Disclaimer That Didn’t Bark
    Victor P. Goldberg, The MacPherson-Henningsen Puzzle (2017), available at SSRN.John C.P. GoldbergIn The MacPherson-Henningsen Puzzle, Victor Goldberg juxtaposes two landmark product liability cases to identify an interesting historical…
  • Oct 18

    Beyond the “Tax Loophole” Rhetoric

    Beyond the “Tax Loophole” Rhetoric
    Heather Field, A Taxonomy of Tax Loopholes, 55 Houston L. Rev. (forthcoming 2018), available at SSRN.Leigh OsofskyOne of the many obstacles in the way of productive governance these days is people talking past each other.…
Rank this Week: 622

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/
  • Oct 19

    Facebook Won't Let Me Post Thi

    Facebook Won't Let Me Post Thi
    Senator Leahy Can Go Fuck HimselfPatrick Leahy of Vermont is the longest serving Democratic Senator.  His liberal bona fides are beyond dispute.  Throughout his tenure he has personified decency, thoughtfulness and…
  • Oct 12

    Rebecca Solnit on Harvey Weinstein, Hillary Clinton, and Blaming Women for the Acts of Men

    Rebecca Solnit on Harvey Weinstein, Hillary Clinton, and Blaming Women for the Acts of Men
    Guest Post by Rebecca SolnitHarvey Weinstein is Hillary Clinton’s fault, we have learned from many sources. So is eczema and the Civil War and the fact that your child refuses to learn to tie shoelaces and sticks to Velcro shoes. The…
  • Oct 10

    That Boy Ain't Right

    That Boy Ain't Right
    In an emperor's new clothes moment for the GOP, Republican chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bob Corker, stated that the White House has become “an adult day care center,” that "every single day at the White…
Rank this Week: 1043

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Covers Utah criminal defense and divorce law.

http://www.salcidolawfirm.com/
  • Oct 19

    Cohabitation Must Occur at the Time of Filing the Motion to Terminate

    Cohabitation Must Occur at the Time of Filing the Motion to Terminate
    Scott v. Scott, Cohabitation, and Alimony In a recent alimony case, Scott v. Scott, the Supreme Court of Utah decided whether a former wife’s alimony payments were to be terminated, under Utah Code Ann § 30-3-5(10), because of his…
  • Sep 27

    Admissibility of Polygraph Results in Utah Criminal Case

    Admissibility of Polygraph Results in Utah Criminal Case
    Polygraph Results Are the Subject of Expert Testimony Generally speaking, polygraph results are not admissible in Utah courts because they do not satisfy Utah Rules of Evidence 702. That is because over time, they have been unable to meet the…
  • Aug 29

    Modifying an Alimony Award When the Paying Spouse Retire

    Modifying an Alimony Award When the Paying Spouse Retire
    How Does a Court Decide if an Alimony Award Should be Modified when A Spouse Retires? In 1975 Ronald and Paula Ann got married. Twenty-four years later they separated and a lengthy divorce action ensued. It wasn’t until 2008 that the…
Rank this Week: 933

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

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

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
  • Oct 19

    Deportation and conditional sentences: the case of R. v. Tran

    Deportation and conditional sentences: the case of R. v. Tran
    Deportation, appeals, and conditional sentences as "terms of imprisonment" - the case of R. v. Tran In 2013, Than Tam Tran, was convicted of producing marijuana contrary to Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. At the time of his…
  • Oct 13

    Reasonable expectation of privacy in voyeurism crime in Canada: the case of Jarvi

    Reasonable expectation of privacy in voyeurism crime in Canada: the case of Jarvi
    Reasonable expectations of privacy in voyeurism cases under the Canadian Criminal Code: London's case of R. v. Jarvis. The Ontario Court of Appeal released a decision today upholding the acquittal of a London high school teacher charged with…
  • Sep 8

    Liberty lost: the failings of delegating bail hearings to Justices of the Peace in Ontario

    Liberty lost: the failings of delegating bail hearings to Justices of the Peace in Ontario
    How the delegation of bail hearings to Justices of the Peace has failed, and a judicial recalibration is required. Recently, the the CBC reported  that"Judges will be taking over bail hearings at two Ontario courthouses Tuesday as…
Rank this Week: 575

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Covers Utah criminal law and Constitutional issues. By Clayton A. Simms, LLC.

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Oct 18

    Utah Man Arrested for Exploiting Prostitution

    Utah Man Arrested for Exploiting Prostitution
    A Utah man was arrested for exploiting prostitution during a human trafficking sting over the weekend in Salt Lake County. The Pimp According to a bookings report from the Salt Lake County Jail, 28 year old Roger Dewayne Jessop was arrested…
  • Oct 16

    Increased Alcoholism among Baby Boomer

    Increased Alcoholism among Baby Boomer
    Baby boomers are all nearing the age of retirement if they haven’t already and studies have shown this generation may have an increased chance of alcoholism, especially among women. Increased age, increase alcohol use The National…
  • Oct 11

    Illegal Immigrants Who Are Victims of Crimes Eligible for Temporary Visa

    Illegal Immigrants Who Are Victims of Crimes Eligible for Temporary Visa
    Illegal immigrants who are victims of crime may be eligible for a temporary U Visa in order to help police make an arrest. U Visa Many victims of crimes who are in the country illegally are afraid to come forward during an investigation for…
Rank this Week: 443

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers DWIs, prostitution, and drug charges. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

https://aacriminallaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 18

    Can I Still Drive After A DUI In Minnesota?

    Can I Still Drive After A DUI In Minnesota?
    A DUI can be a costly mistake, but you don’t have to let a drunk driving charge lead to the loss of your job or the need to drop out of school because you no longer have a valid driver’s license. Minnesota offers some different…
  • Oct 17

    Updating The 2017 Best Legal Blog Contest

    Updating The 2017 Best Legal Blog Contest
    Readers, Once again we’re asking for your help to push us to the top of the charts in The Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Contest. This is the most competitive year on record, so we’re hoping you can help push The…
  • Oct 16

    Synthetic Drug Penalties In Minnesota

    Synthetic Drug Penalties In Minnesota
    Synthetic drugs have become more popular in recent years as individuals and businesses have tried to get around some of the laws that govern illegal drug use. Lawmakers quickly closed loopholes after overdoses from these synthetic drugs…
Rank this Week: 935

What's New

What's New

Covers criminal law. By the Law Office of Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma.

https://www.zmolaw.com/news/
  • Oct 17

    Lawsuit sheds light on retribution against victims of prison sex abuse

    Lawsuit sheds light on retribution against victims of prison sex abuse
    When officials at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility found out our client, Yekatrina Pusepa, was in an illicit relationship with a prison guard they did nothing to protect her. Instead, they held her out as bait. And when she would not…
  • Sep 27

    Where do federal sex offenders go to prison?

    Where do federal sex offenders go to prison?
    Former Congressman Anthony Weiner was just sentenced to 21 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old. At sentencing, his lawyer asked that he be sent to FCI Schuylkill in Pennsylvania. That seems to have been a mistake: Schuylkill…
  • Jul 20

    Feds & Dutch Authorities Shut Dark Web Drug Market

    Feds & Dutch Authorities Shut Dark Web Drug Market
    Two huge illicit markets operating on the Dark Web, AlphaBay and Hansa, were shut down today after being infiltrated by the government for the past several weeks. The sites had claimed up to 200,000 users, 40,000 vendors and 350,000…
Rank this Week: 961

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    ‘Operation Nailed’ Nets About 20 Arrests of Alleged Unlicensed Contractors in Pinellas County

    ‘Operation Nailed’ Nets About 20 Arrests of Alleged Unlicensed Contractors in Pinellas County
    About 20 unlicensed contractors accused of scamming Pinellas County residents were taken into custody Tuesday. According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, deputies began rounding up the contractors at 5 a.m. during…
  • Oct 9

    2 Jacksonville High School Students Accused of Bringing Guns on Campu

    2 Jacksonville High School Students Accused of Bringing Guns on Campu
    A Mandarin High School student and an 18-year-old Northside charter school student were allegedly caught Friday with guns on their respective campuses, according to police. The 18-year-old was arrested Friday with a loaded gun in his book bag…
  • Oct 9

    Marion County Teacher Assistant Charged with Molesting Student

    Marion County Teacher Assistant Charged with Molesting Student
    A Marion County teacher assistant was recently charged with molesting a middle school student, according to Marion County Sheriff’s Office. The 36-year-old is being charged with lewd or lascivious molestation. The Marion County…
Rank this Week: 795

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 13

    Indonesia’s Contradictory Death Penalty Rhetoric

    Indonesia’s Contradictory Death Penalty Rhetoric
    Source: Human Rights Watch (11 October 2017)https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/10/11/indonesias-contradictory-death-penalty-rhetoricIndonesia’s government on Tuesday marked World Day Against the Death Penalty by issuing a self-serving and…
  • Oct 13

    8 Years Since Last Thai Execution, Future of Death Penalty Uncertain

    8 Years Since Last Thai Execution, Future of Death Penalty Uncertain
    Source: Khaosod English (12 October 2017)http://www.khaosodenglish.com/politics/2017/10/12/8-years-last-execution-abolition-still-not-guaranteed/BANGKOK — Those campaigning for the abolition of the death penalty may take solace in the…
  • Oct 12

    Amnesty: Singapore's death penalty reform flawed

    Amnesty: Singapore's death penalty reform flawed
    Source: The Star Online (11 October 2017)http://www.thestar.com.my/news/regional/2017/10/11/singapores-death-penalty-reform-flawed-amnesty/Singapore (AFP) - Singapore's reforms to its use of the death penalty are flawed, with some low-level…
Rank this Week: 839

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan drug crimes and drunk driving. By Attorney Jeffrey J. Randa.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 13

    Michigan Driver’s License Restoration and Clearance Hearings – Never call a Witne

    Michigan Driver’s License Restoration and Clearance Hearings – Never call a Witne
    The goal of every Michigan driver’s license restoration or clearance appeal is, of course, to win. Let’s skip over all the fluff and not mince words here, so we can be clear: the bottom line is that when you hire a lawyer, you…
  • Oct 9

    1st Offense DUI in Michigan – Never been in Trouble Before

    1st Offense DUI in Michigan – Never been in Trouble Before
    Most of the DUI cases that go through the courthouses all over the country are 1st offense cases. In fact, OWI (Operating While Intoxicated) 1st offense is one of, if not THE most common charge seen just about everywhere, and certainly here,…
  • Oct 6

    Michigan Driver’s License Restoration and Clearance Hearings – Never do Video

    Michigan Driver’s License Restoration and Clearance Hearings – Never do Video
    In my practice as a Michigan driver’s license restoration lawyer, I conduct a lot of appeal hearings, and every last one of them is done live and in-person, in the same room with a Michigan Secretary of State Administrative Hearing…
Rank this Week: 859

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 13

    REFORM OF THE CALIFORNIA SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY LAWS

    REFORM OF THE CALIFORNIA SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY LAWS
    California’s sex offender registry currently lists over 100,000 sex offenders. The registry has a long history; it was first employed (although not in its current form) 70 years ago. It is estimated that around 650 registrants on the…
  • Oct 6

    THE MAIN INGREDIENT IN ECSTACY, MDMA, APPROVED BY FDA FOR FURTHER STUDY IN THE TREATMENT OF PTSD

    THE MAIN INGREDIENT IN ECSTACY, MDMA, APPROVED BY FDA FOR FURTHER STUDY IN THE TREATMENT OF PTSD
    For almost as long as the federal government has harshly prosecuted drug use, researchers have been studying the psychologically beneficial effects of the very drugs that can land a person in prison. Clinical studies on both animals and…
  • Oct 6

    THE USE OF DRUG RECOGNITION EXPERTS CHALLENGED IN FEDERAL COURT

    THE USE OF DRUG RECOGNITION EXPERTS CHALLENGED IN FEDERAL COURT
    A couple of weeks ago, a complaint was filed in the United States District Court (for the Northern District of Georgia) alleging that the three complainants were subject to a violation of their Fourth Amendment rights when they were arrested…
Rank this Week: 868

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 769

Laybourne Law Firm Blog

Laybourne Law Firm Blog

Covers Colorado Springs criminal defense, injury, and accident news.

http://www.coloradospringsattorneys.org/blog/
  • Oct 13

    6 Delayed Accident Symptoms Not to Ignore

    6 Delayed Accident Symptoms Not to Ignore
    After a car accident, some people quickly realize they are injured. Fractures, lacerations, and other injuries typically present with clear symptoms, such as pain. Others, don’t show or feel any immediate signs of injury. Even if you…
  • Aug 11

    7 Biggest Mistakes Made by Accident Victim

    7 Biggest Mistakes Made by Accident Victim
    The justice system used to be simple. For example, at the founding of our nation, if your neighbor’s livestock escaped and ate your crops, your neighbor had to pay you for your destroyed crops. The system was based on common…
  • Aug 11

    7 Biggest Mistakes Made by Accident Victim

    7 Biggest Mistakes Made by Accident Victim
    The justice system used to be simple. For example, at the founding of our nation, if your neighbor’s livestock escaped and ate your crops, your neighbor had to pay you for your destroyed crops. The system was based on common…
Rank this Week: 648

Sevens Legal Criminal Law Blog

Sevens Legal Criminal Law Blog

Our blog touches on all types of criminal law topics.

http://www.sevenslegal.com/blog/
  • Oct 12

    Harvey Weinstein Fired After Sexual Misconduct Allegation

    Harvey Weinstein Fired After Sexual Misconduct Allegation
    Co-founder of The Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein, was recently fired after allegations of sexual misconduct. Harvey Weinstein Fired From Company Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations In an article recently published by The New York…
  • Oct 5

    Equifax Breach and Identity Theft

    Equifax Breach and Identity Theft
    In August Equifax, a consumer credit reporting agency, announced that over 140 million had their information compromised after a data breach took place between May and July. Identity Theft and the Equifax Breach It has now been reported that…
  • Sep 28

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
    Domestic violence affects millions across the world. Bringing awareness to the issue is one the main ways to defeat this terrible problem. That’s why October has been declared Domestic Violence Awareness Month. What is Domestic…
Rank this Week: 916

Kentucky Law Blog

Kentucky Law Blog

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

http://www.gatlinvoelker.com/blog/
  • Oct 9

    Divorced couple disagrees over use of frozen embryo

    Divorced couple disagrees over use of frozen embryo
    The legal application of the law often changes according to the time in which it is applied. Shifts in legislation, public opinion, societal norms and even technology may call legal issues (even those concerning family matters) into question.…
  • Oct 6

    Should recent research impact your custody decisions?

    Should recent research impact your custody decisions?
    As you face your divorce proceedings, you may wonder how you will come out of the process successfully. Because success in relation to divorce can seem like an oxymoron, you could feel that any decisions made only indicate future…
  • Sep 29

    What are my rights when I'm facing a criminal charge?

    What are my rights when I'm facing a criminal charge?
    If you are arrested and charged with a criminal charge in Kentucky, you have specific rights owed to you under the law. These rights cannot be taken away from you and are your rights regardless of what you are being...
Rank this Week: 936

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostondrunkdrivingaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 8

    Proving Impairment in Boston Drugged Driving Accident Injury Claim

    Proving Impairment in Boston Drugged Driving Accident Injury Claim
    With marijuana being legal in Massachusetts, there have been an uptick of crashes caused by drivers under the influence of the drug. While we often talk about the dangers of drunk driving, drugged driving, can and often does result in serious…
  • Sep 30

    Negligence in Boston Drunk Driving Crash Case

    Negligence in Boston Drunk Driving Crash Case
    According to a recent news article from the Boston Globe, a New York City bus driver was involved in serious bus accident when he allegedly crashed into another bus.  He was killed, as were two others. Authorities have said this driver…
  • Sep 22

    Boston Drunk Driving Crashes are Not Accident

    Boston Drunk Driving Crashes are Not Accident
    When people talk about drunk driving crashes in Boston, they often call them drunk driving accidents.  While it is okay to use this term, as discussed in a recent article from The Chronicle of Higher Education, these are generally…
Rank this Week: 906

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
  • Oct 6

    Defendants Can’t Gain Access to Private Social Media of Alleged Victims, Court Rule

    Defendants Can’t Gain Access to Private Social Media of Alleged Victims, Court Rule
    It is safe to say that most people have an expectation of privacy when it comes to sending messages and information on Facebook. Although posts on your wall and comments may be readily available for the public to see, you probably expect the…
  • Oct 4

    Coaches Can’t Pray on the Field, Court Rule

    Coaches Can’t Pray on the Field, Court Rule
    Recently, we’ve seen that sports can spark controversy. NFL players have taken knees and locked arms during the national anthem to protest inequality and injustice, but the NFL isn’t the only form of football causing controversy.…
  • Sep 22

    California Moves to Protect Immigrants in Court

    California Moves to Protect Immigrants in Court
    Earlier this year, under President Trump’s aggressive immigration policies, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents began keeping a watchful eye on people coming in and out of courthouses, seizing an opportunity to detain…
Rank this Week: 455

Crime in the Suites

Crime in the Suites

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

http://crimeinthesuites.com/
  • Oct 4

    Customer Data Collection: GDPR Changes Everything.

    Customer Data Collection: GDPR Changes Everything.
    Beginning on May 25, 2018, companies which process the personal data of European Union residents will be expected to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. Even companies located in the United States are subject to this…
  • Oct 3

    SEC Continues to Focus on ICO

    SEC Continues to Focus on ICO
    A new enforcement initiative  by the Securities and Exchange Commission, part of its proclaimed efforts to address cyber-based threats and protect retail investors, indicates that the agency is including Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)…
  • Oct 3

    Is the SEC Moving Towards a Ban on ICOs?

    Is the SEC Moving Towards a Ban on ICOs?
    A new enforcement initiative  by the Securities and Exchange Commission, part of its proclaimed efforts to address cyber-based threats and protect retail investors, indicates that the agency is including Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)…
Rank this Week: 619

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law.

http://michigancriminalattorney.com/category/blog/
  • Oct 3

    Civil Asset Forfeiture: Innocent or Not, Your Property Can Be Seized

    Civil Asset Forfeiture: Innocent or Not, Your Property Can Be Seized
    No Criminal Charge Necessary Did you know that the state and federal government can take your possessions without charging you with a crime?  Through a controversial legal process called Civil Forfeiture or Civil Asset Forfeiture, law…
  • Aug 6

    Royal Oak’s Unlawful Vehicle Noise Ordinance – Update

    Royal Oak’s Unlawful Vehicle Noise Ordinance – Update
    Woodward Avenue is host of the Annual Dream Cruise which draws thousands of car enthusiasts and their vehicles all summer long. Many of those vehicles make more noise than others and sometimes their owners do it purposely. They rev their loud…
  • Mar 8

    Unlawful Police Search Leads to Dismissal of Felony Drug Charges in Ann Arbor

    Unlawful Police Search Leads to Dismissal of Felony Drug Charges in Ann Arbor
    Drug offense prosecutions almost always involve a police search which are sacredly protected by the Constitution. The Fourth Amendment states that all persons shall be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. There is no higher law in…
Rank this Week: 504

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Covers Illinois DUI laws and news. By Harvatin Law Offices P.C.

http://www.illinoisduilawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 477

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers legal topics such as appeals, drug crimes, internet crimes, white collar crime, and federal criminal trials. By Kish & Lietz.

http://www.georgiafederalcriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    Party Time: D.C. v. Westby in the U.S. Supreme Court

    Party Time: D.C. v. Westby in the U.S. Supreme Court
    Swear to God, same thing happened to me!  Go to a party on a Saturday night, cops bust in,  homeowner claims to “know nothing”, everybody gets busted and goes down to the police station.  Officers make arrests for…
  • Sep 30

    Interesting People Have the Best Cases: Rod Class v. U.S.

    Interesting People Have the Best Cases: Rod Class v. U.S.
    I happen to like people like Rodney “Rod” Class, even if I often  disagree with them.  Some people call him a “gun nut.”  He refers to himself as a “constitutional bounty hunter.”  He…
  • Sep 29

    Back to the Future: the Fourth Amendment in the Digital Age

    Back to the Future: the Fourth Amendment in the Digital Age
    OK, those unfortunate souls who occasionally read this blog know that I like to go on about the intersection of the 18th Century language in our Bill of Rights (which includes such tremendous ideas like religious liberty, freedom of…
Rank this Week: 535

James M. Burns Blog

James M. Burns Blog

Covers criminal defense and family law in Florida.

http://pensacoladefenselawyer.com/blog
  • Sep 26

    Supreme Court weighs in on division of military benefit

    Supreme Court weighs in on division of military benefit
    The military offers gold-plated benefits tied to the sacrifices of frequent relocation and deployments served far from family. In divorce, these benefits are a common point of contention. What portion of retirement benefits is each spouse…
  • Sep 20

    Are drunk driving checkpoints legally justified?

    Are drunk driving checkpoints legally justified?
    In the state of Florida, police frequently set up drunk driving checkpoints where they randomly stop drivers to determine if they might be too drunk to drive. These checkpoints have caught many intoxicated drivers. However, some opponents to…
  • Jul 28

    Consider this when making your Florida parenting plan

    Consider this when making your Florida parenting plan
    If you and your ex-spouse can work together and come to peaceful agreement on important issues, you could be excellent candidates for shared 50-50 parenting plan arrangements. These days, Florida courts are eager to support parents in…
Rank this Week: 589

Potter Law Offices Blog

Potter Law Offices Blog

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

http://pottercriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Sep 25

    You Need an Attorney If You’ve Been Charged with a Las Vegas DUI

    You Need an Attorney If You’ve Been Charged with a Las Vegas DUI
    It’s always surprising for a Nevada DUI defense lawyer to hear people question the need for their services. People who are arrested on suspicion of DUI in Las Vegas or elsewhere in the state may think that they don’t need a lawyer…
  • Sep 23

    Constitutional Rights In Custody

    Constitutional Rights In Custody
    It’s easy to feel powerless while you are in custody. Whether you have just been arrested and are awaiting arraignment, are awaiting trial or have been imprisoned after a conviction, you are not powerless. The Constitution still…
  • Sep 20

    Binge Drinking and DUI Charges in Las Vega

    Binge Drinking and DUI Charges in Las Vega
    Binge drinking is a problem in Nevada. It seems to be a particular issue for Las Vegas. It may occasionally be locals who indulge in this bad habit, but it’s more often visitors who have come here looking for a good time. Unfortunately,…
Rank this Week: 965

Colorado Criminal Lawyer Blog

Colorado Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Colorado plea bargaining, statutes of limitations and mental health issues in criminal cases. By H. Michael Steinberg.

http://www.colorado-criminal-lawyer-online.com/
Rank this Week: 463

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/
  • Sep 19

    Two Harassment Prevention Orders Dismissed

    Two Harassment Prevention Orders Dismissed
    MW and her husband SW own a condominium unit in Ipswich. Their unit is one of eight units in this small complex. MW served as president of the condominium association. One of the owners in the association, KN, was very difficult. She paid her…
  • Sep 14

    VERY OLD WARRANTS CLEARED – LICENSE REINSTATED

    VERY OLD WARRANTS CLEARED – LICENSE REINSTATED
    On November 4, 1988, HT, a then 21 year old fellow from Cambridge, walked into a bank and presented a check to the teller to be cashed. The check was made out to HT. Unfortunately the signature on the check had been forged. The teller…
  • Sep 14

    Abuse Prevention Order and Harassment Prevention Order Defeated

    Abuse Prevention Order and Harassment Prevention Order Defeated
    JO, a stunning 30 year old female Argentinian national living in Florida, began a relationship with a man in the summer of 2014. They met through a mutual friend on Facebook. The relationship had its ups and downs. It was on and then off and…
Rank this Week: 467

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Sep 15

    How to Pay Your Virginia Traffic Ticket Online

    How to Pay Your Virginia Traffic Ticket Online
    Looking to pay your Virginia traffic ticket online? If so, you may have already come across this page on the Virginia Judicial System website. Needless to say, the Commonwealth does exactly make the process intuitive. In an attempt to…
  • Aug 31

    What You Need to Know About School Zones and Buse

    What You Need to Know About School Zones and Buse
    © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2017. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Feed enhanced by Better Feed from Ozh The post What You Need to Know About School Zones and Buses appeared first on Andrew Flusche.
  • Aug 14

    Eluding the Police in Virginia – Is it a Felony?

    Eluding the Police in Virginia – Is it a Felony?
    Eluding the police is a crime in Virginia, but exactly what type of crime and what punishment you may be looking at will depend upon the specifics facts of your case. Eluding law Virginia law lays out the basic standard and punishments for…
Rank this Week: 466

Georgia DUI Cases of Note

Georgia DUI Cases of Note

Covers decisions and opinions by The Georgia Supreme Court, Georgia Court of Appeals, and The Supreme Court of the United States regarding DUI law, Search and Seizure, and arrest procedures. By George C. Creal Jr.

http://www.georgecreal.com/BlogRetrieve.aspx?BlogID=6412
  • Sep 13

    Smith v State - DUI vehicular homicide must include lesser included option

    Smith v State - DUI vehicular homicide must include lesser included option
    Smith v. State, A17A1252, September 7, 2017. Quincy Alexander Smith was convicted of first degree vehicular homicide for causing the death of another with a blood alcohol concentration over 0.08 grams within three hours of driving.…
  • Sep 12

    State v Osterloh - speaking in tongues not actual consent for a DUI blood test

    State v Osterloh - speaking in tongues not actual consent for a DUI blood test
    State v. Osterloh, A17A1199, August 30, 2017. The Trial Court granted Christopher Osterloh's motion to suppress the results his State-Administered DUI blood test. The State appealed arguing that the Defendant had given actual, knowing,…
  • Jun 8

    Can I pick the test I take after a DUI arrest

    Can I pick the test I take after a DUI arrest
    Who gets to pick the test administered in a DUI arrest? The short answer is it depends. Let assume some hypothetical facts. First, the drivers is arrested, Georgia Implied Consent rights are read and the Officer designates either a…
Rank this Week: 951

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

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

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Sep 5

    New Cases on the Constitutionality of Long Sentences for Juveniles: The Graham Saga Continue

    New Cases on the Constitutionality of Long Sentences for Juveniles: The Graham Saga Continue
    In Graham v. Florida, 560 U.S. 48 (2010), the U.S. Supreme Court barred the sentence of life without the possibility of parole (LWOP) for crimes committed by anyone under eighteen years of age. Grounded in the Cruel and Unusual…
  • Sep 2

    After Return from Prison, Friends Can Be Key to Success or Failure

    After Return from Prison, Friends Can Be Key to Success or Failure
    New research highlights the importance of friends in determining whether returning prisoners will commit new crimes. A considerable body of prior research has demonstrated the importance of family relationships to the returning prisoner, but…
  • Aug 14

    Crime and Stigma: New Research Explores the Connection

    Crime and Stigma: New Research Explores the Connection
    The colonial Americans famously had their “scarlet letter” punishments, which marked and shamed the criminal. Today, the stigma of a conviction may be less vividly displayed, but it is no less real. Two interesting new…
Rank this Week: 526

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense and DUI defense law. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey Vallens APC.

http://www.4criminaldefense.com/Blog.aspx
  • Sep 3

    Prior Bad Acts in Domestic Violence Case

    Prior Bad Acts in Domestic Violence Case
    Prior Bad Acts in Domestic Violence Cases A new client came in a few months ago. He was charged with felony domestic battery and violating a criminal protective order from a prior misdemeanor DV conviction. The allegations of the new…
  • Aug 15

    Pitchess Motions and Getting Better Results in Criminal Defense Case

    Pitchess Motions and Getting Better Results in Criminal Defense Case
    Leveraging Better Results in Criminal Defense Cases: Pitchess Motions Almost every time a new client comes in they want to know how their case will end up. Often times, clients want me to “lay odds” about what will happen with…
  • Aug 15

    Your Right to a Speedy Trial and Serna Motion

    Your Right to a Speedy Trial and Serna Motion
    Your Right to a Speedy Trial and Serna Motions When we are in court we often hear things like the “right to a speedy trial”. Usually we hear about it when we about to give it up. For many years, a very common defense tactic…
Rank this Week: 1032

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts DUI, drug and theft crimes. By Cappetta Law Offices.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 30

    Appeals Court Clarifies Sentencing Under ACCA

    Appeals Court Clarifies Sentencing Under ACCA
    In Commonwealth v. Widener, the Appeals Court vacated the sentence imposed on the defendant pursuant to the armed career criminal act (ACCA), G.L. c.269, §10G(c), and remanded the case for resentencing. The background was as follows. In…
  • Aug 20

    U.S. Supreme Court Weighs in on Forfeiture Proceeding

    U.S. Supreme Court Weighs in on Forfeiture Proceeding
    The United States Supreme Court recently reversed a judgment of the Sixth Circuit in Honeycutt v. United States. In the decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled that under 21 U.S.C. §853(a)(1), which mandates forfeiture of…
  • Aug 15

    Appeals Court Clarifies Commonwealth’s Ability to Request 58A Hearing at OUI Third Arraignment

    Appeals Court Clarifies Commonwealth’s Ability to Request 58A Hearing at OUI Third Arraignment
    In a recent decision, Commonwealth v. Dayton, the Supreme Judicial Court responded to a reported question: whether, under G.L. c.276, §58A, a defendant who is charged with OUI third offense, must have three prior OUI convictions…
Rank this Week: 989

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
Rank this Week: 523

White Collar Crime in Georgia

White Collar Crime in Georgia

Addresses issues common to fraud, public corruption and other white collar crime cases. By The Goolsby Law Firm, LLC.

http://whitecollarcrimeingeorgia.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 10

    The Russian Probe, Paul Manafort, and Moving Up the Ladder

    The Russian Probe, Paul Manafort, and Moving Up the Ladder
    Much has already been written about the F.B.I.'s predawn raid, earlier this week, of the home of former Trump campaign manager, Paul Manafort.  And much has been speculated about the reasons why the feds utilized a search warrant,…
  • Feb 19

    AMERICAN JURY TRIALS

    AMERICAN JURY TRIALS
    Today, I simply wanted to write about the role of the jury in the American criminaljustice system.  After more than 38 years as a criminal lawyer, including 26 years as a former prosecutor, and since then, over 12 years as a criminal…
  • Mar 20

    Former T.V. Infomercial King, Kevin Trudeau, Sentenced to Ten Year

    Former T.V. Infomercial King, Kevin Trudeau, Sentenced to Ten Year
    [Photo of Kevin Trudeau from Wikipedia]     Did you hear the news about the sentencing of former television informercial spokesman Kevin Trudeau?  According to published news reports, Trudeau has beensentenced to…
Rank this Week: 856

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

Covers the False Claims Act, Qui Tams, whistleblowers, and other related collateral proceedings, with special emphasis on health care fraud. By A. Brian Albritton.

http://www.falseclaimsactlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1022

Law Blog

Law Blog

By Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C.

http://www.theharrisburglawyers.com/law-blog/
  • Jul 21

    Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C. in the new

    Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C. in the new
    Joseph Caraciolo, Esquire of Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C. was featured in a video and article by Erika Shych of CBS 21 News on July 20, 2017. The focus of the media coverage was related to the recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court holding…
  • Jul 20

    Registered Sex Offenders May Shorten Registration Period According to PA Supreme Court.

    Registered Sex Offenders May Shorten Registration Period According to PA Supreme Court.
    SORNA determined to be an unconstitutional violation of ex post facto laws when applied to former Megan’s Law offenders In a decision issued by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on July 19, 2017, the Supreme Court held that imposing the…
  • May 23

    What Happens After I Have Been Charged With A Crime

    What Happens After I Have Been Charged With A Crime
    Stages of a criminal case What happens after I have been arrested? Depending on the circumstances of the case, as well as the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody or advised of your charges and released.  If you…
Rank this Week: 987

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

Covers criminal defense, immigration consequences, and constitutional law. By Rick Horowitz.

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Jul 19

    Recognizing Race

    Recognizing Race
    As CNN notes, There’s a predictable pattern to the aftermath of too many deadly police shootings: Neighbors and anti-police brutality groups take to the streets. Groups supporting the officers stand up for them. Social media lights up…
  • Jul 11

    Quick Look: Living Lives of Fear

    Quick Look: Living Lives of Fear
    I had a hard time coming up with a title for this post: living lives of fear seems the best fit, but I also considered “put a bullet in it.” Because this post is about yet another incident in which police shot first, fabricated…
  • Jul 6

    Dumbing Down the Test; Dumbing Down the Law

    Dumbing Down the Test; Dumbing Down the Law
    An article in The Daily Journal about California possibly lowering the passing score for the State Bar Exam—essentially dumbing down the test because “too many” people fail it—caught my attention. The article was…
Rank this Week: 850

Beyond The Scope

Beyond The Scope

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

http://www.interstatedrugbust.com/blog/
  • Jul 12

    Stowers & Sarcone: Vehicular Homicide Case Dismissed!

    Stowers & Sarcone: Vehicular Homicide Case Dismissed!
    VEHICULAR HOMICIDE CASE DISMISSED On July 6, 2017 Dean obtained the complete dismissal of a vehicular homicide case. Unfortunately, Dean’s client rear ended a vehicle on the interstate causing a chain reaction which led to the other…
  • May 9

    Iowa’s New Fireworks Law Explained

    Iowa’s New Fireworks Law Explained
    IOWA’S NEW FIREWORKS LAW Today, May 9, 2017, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is expected to sign Iowa Senate File 489  – permitting the sale and use of consumer fireworks in Iowa – into law. The law, like Missouri’s,…
  • Apr 26

    COULD IT GET WORSE FOR CHRIS SOULES?

    COULD IT GET WORSE FOR CHRIS SOULES?
    Yesterday’s post discussed Chris Soules potential civil and criminal liability. To keep it simple, I left out one vital piece of the puzzle. So, could it get worse for Chris Soules? Oh ya! As I explained yesterday, Chris…
Rank this Week: 952

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/
  • Jul 7

    Testimonial Statements and the Confrontation Clause

    Testimonial Statements and the Confrontation Clause
    The 6th and 14th Amendments of the United State Constitution guarantee an accused party the right to “be confronted with the witnesses against him.” Meaning that if you are charged with a crime and proceed with trial, you have a…
  • Jun 30

    Can I get a different court appointed lawyer?

    Can I get a different court appointed lawyer?
    If charged with an offense and want to hire an attorney but can’t afford one you may qualify for a court appointed attorney. In some situations, you may not be happy with the court appointed attorney. But, it is unlikely that the court…
  • Jun 26

    New House Bill 3016 – Non disclosure of DWI’

    New House Bill 3016 – Non disclosure of DWI’
    Good news in the world of DWI’s has emerged from the 85th Texas Legislature. If certain criteria are met, now, it may be possible to file a petition for non-disclosure on DWI convictions. Texas House Bill 3016, Government Code 411.0731,…
Rank this Week: 512

Collin County Criminal Attorney…

Collin County Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Texas criminal law and criminal defense. By Derk A. Wadas.

http://www.thecollincountyattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 977

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Boston criminal law and DUI news. By the Law Offices of Lefteris K. Travayiakis, P.C.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 491

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/
  • Apr 3

    How to Handle a DWI Stop in Texa

    How to Handle a DWI Stop in Texa
    What enables Texas law officers to pull you over for a suspected DWI? With reasonable suspicion, they can briefly detain you based on what they hear […] The post How to Handle a DWI Stop in Texas appeared first on Tillman-Braniff.
  • Mar 22

    What Is the Difference Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?

    What Is the Difference Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?
    What separates a misdemeanor from a felony is the severity of both the charge and the punishment. Misdemeanors range from a slap on the wrist to […] The post What Is the Difference Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony? appeared first on…
  • Mar 1

    Texas Marijuana Laws Possibly Changing

    Texas Marijuana Laws Possibly Changing
    Even as many Texas citizens want marijuana to be legalized, lawmakers are slower on the draw. One state senator, however, is hoping to lessen penalties for […] The post Texas Marijuana Laws Possibly Changing appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 641

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Feb 13

    For Galemmo Ponzi Victims, Recovery Chances Depend On Clawback

    For Galemmo Ponzi Victims, Recovery Chances Depend On Clawback
    When a Cincinnati money manager's $100 million Ponzi scheme collapsed over three years ago, authorities seemingly acknowledged the bleak prospects of recovery in declining to seek appointment of a receiver to marshal and gather assets for…
  • Feb 13

    Zeek Rewards Mastermind Sentenced To Nearly Fifteen Years In Prison

    Zeek Rewards Mastermind Sentenced To Nearly Fifteen Years In Prison
    The North Carolina man who drew comparisons to Bernard Madoff for his operation of a Ponzi scheme that duped tens of thousands of victims out of nearly $1 billion learned from a federal judge today that he, like Madoff, will likely spendthe…
  • Oct 17

    Another Cay Clubs Principal Indicted On Bank Fraud And Tax Charge

    Another Cay Clubs Principal Indicted On Bank Fraud And Tax Charge
    A Florida man is facing bank fraud and tax charges for his involvement in the alleged $300 million Cay Clubs Ponzi scheme, making him the third person to be criminally charged in what was one of the largest schemes in Florida history.…
Rank this Week: 1029

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
  • Feb 9

    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects Effort to Reinstate Travel Ban

    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects Effort to Reinstate Travel Ban
    /documents/17-35105.pdfThe Ninth Circuit's three-judge federal appeals panel unanimously refuses to reinstate President Trump’s travel ban. The decision is here. The decision was not signed as usual but per curium. Among the…
  • Jan 26

    Civil Asset Forfeiture Considered

    Civil Asset Forfeiture Considered
    Civil Forfeiture Considered
  • Jan 18

    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer?

    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer?
    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer? Most people know from popular TV shows that the defendant in a criminal case has the right to counsel. But when does this right come into play, and what does it really mean? The…
Rank this Week: 1001