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Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

Features articles on criminal defense in Dallas and throughout Texas. By Broden & Mickelsen.

http://www.brodenmickelsen.com/blogs/
  • Oct 16

    Department of Public Safety Issues Advice for People Stopped by Texas Police

    Department of Public Safety Issues Advice for People Stopped by Texas Police
      Police stops in Texas have proved controversial in recent years. In a high profile case, Sandra Bland, an African American woman, took her life after a routine traffic stop with a state trooper led to an argument. The Sandra Bland case…
  • Oct 9

    Cybercrime Expert is Tapped to Become the U.S. Attorney for Northern Texa

    Cybercrime Expert is Tapped to Become the U.S. Attorney for Northern Texa
    Cybercrime is one of the fastest-growing areas of criminality in the United States and Texas. It’s an area of expertise for Dallas’ likely new top federal prosecutor who has spent her career battling cybercrime, the Dallas Morning…
  • Oct 2

    Violent Crime Rose Above the National Average in Texas in 2016

    Violent Crime Rose Above the National Average in Texas in 2016
    Violent crime is increasing in Texas at a rate that outstrips the rest of the nation, according to recently released statistics.  Violent crime in the Lone Star State is above the national average, although lower than a decade ago.…
Rank this Week: 1108

Broden & Mickelsen Law Blog

Broden & Mickelsen Law Blog

Focuses on federal and state landmark cases and current criminal defense litigation, cases and notable crimes in Dallas, Texas.

http://www.brodenmickelsen.com/blog/
  • Oct 16

    Department of Public Safety Issues Advice for People Stopped by Texas Police

    Department of Public Safety Issues Advice for People Stopped by Texas Police
      Police stops in Texas have proved controversial in recent years. In a high profile case, Sandra Bland, an African American woman, took her life after a routine traffic stop with a state trooper led to an argument. The Sandra Bland case…
  • Oct 9

    Cybercrime Expert is Tapped to Become the U.S. Attorney for Northern Texa

    Cybercrime Expert is Tapped to Become the U.S. Attorney for Northern Texa
    Cybercrime is one of the fastest-growing areas of criminality in the United States and Texas. It’s an area of expertise for Dallas’ likely new top federal prosecutor who has spent her career battling cybercrime, the Dallas Morning…
  • Oct 2

    Violent Crime Rose Above the National Average in Texas in 2016

    Violent Crime Rose Above the National Average in Texas in 2016
    Violent crime is increasing in Texas at a rate that outstrips the rest of the nation, according to recently released statistics.  Violent crime in the Lone Star State is above the national average, although lower than a decade ago.…
Rank this Week: 2607

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/
  • Oct 16

    New Cases Hold that Using a Stingray Is a Search

    New Cases Hold that Using a Stingray Is a Search
    Several years ago, I wrote about law enforcement use of cell site simulators, or Stingrays, noting that “[t]here’s a controversy about the legal status of these devices.” This post discusses some new cases that attempt to…
  • Oct 13

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    Remember that officer in Utah who handcuffed the nurse who refused to draw blood from an unconscious patient? CNN reports that he has been fired. Keep reading for more news. Judicial elections, redistricting, judicial selection, Attorney…
  • Oct 12

    Probation Officers’ Use of Naloxone and the Good Samaritan Law

    Probation Officers’ Use of Naloxone and the Good Samaritan Law
    Like many government agencies, Community Corrections is working to address the opioid epidemic. (Jeff wrote about some of the other things the government is doing here.) Under a new administrative policy, North Carolina probation officers are…
Rank this Week: 400

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

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

http://fourthamendment.com/
  • Oct 16

    Just Security: Surveillance “Reform”: The Fourth Amendment’s Long, Slow, Goodbye

    Just Security: Surveillance “Reform”: The Fourth Amendment’s Long, Slow, Goodbye
    Just Security: Surveillance “Reform”: The Fourth Amendment’s Long, Slow, Goodbye by Patrick Eddington: Over 16 years after the 9/11 attacks and the subsequent repeated passage or renewal of draconian “temporary”…
  • Oct 15

    PA: One def pleads state constitution and wins, one doesn’t and lose

    PA: One def pleads state constitution and wins, one doesn’t and lose
    Birchfield came down after the blood draw in this case. Defendant only pled the Fourth Amendment and did not cite the state constitution. There is no good faith exception to the Pennsylvania exclusionary rule, but there is to the federal,…
  • Oct 15

    WaPo: When is a Facebook ‘like’ a crime?

    WaPo: When is a Facebook ‘like’ a crime?
    WaPo: When is a Facebook ‘like’ a crime? by Ann E. Marimow: The U.S. attorney’s office for D.C. told a judge Friday that the government has ‘little interest’ in obtaining the names of thousands of people who…
Rank this Week: 1026

Federal Criminal Law Center

Federal Criminal Law Center

Covers criminal law news and cases. By The Law Firm of Shein & Brandenburg.

http://www.federalcriminallawcenter.com/blog/
  • Oct 16

    Five Reasons You do Not Want to Go to Federal Court Without a Lawyer

    Five Reasons You do Not Want to Go to Federal Court Without a Lawyer
    It is never a wise idea for a person to proceed with a case in federal court without the assistance of a skilled attorney. While representing one’s self in federal court without an attorney can appear to be an inexpensive and affordable…
  • Oct 9

    The Constitutional Right to Bail

    The Constitutional Right to Bail
    Bail is an agreement that the court will authorize a person’s release provided that the person promises to follow any conditions listed by the court. If a person fails to satisfy any of the terms of a bond, he or she will be returned to…
  • Sep 29

    Are There Different Types of Appeals?

    Are There Different Types of Appeals?
    Appeals occur when a higher court reviews a lower court’s decisions and either decides to affirm the lower court’s decision in a case or reverse the lower court’s decision. Depending on the type of case and matter, there are…
Rank this Week: 4306

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    ROY GONZALEZ HAS PASSED AWAY

    ROY GONZALEZ HAS PASSED AWAY
    There's a new Hawaiian shirt in heaven today. We received some very sad news that long-time Assistant Public Defender Roy Gonzalez, who had retired, has passed away. Below is the obituary that we received from his wife.Roy was a…
  • Oct 12

    NEW JUDGES

    NEW JUDGES
    "No Judge writes on a wholly clean slate."Felix Frankfurter, 1937. Judges Ivonne Cuesta and Laura Stuzin were elevated from county court to circuit court this week, replacing the vacancies that occurred with the retirement of Judge…
  • Oct 11

    GEORGE CHOLAKIS FUNERAL DETAILS

    GEORGE CHOLAKIS FUNERAL DETAILS
    There will be a visitation with family on Thursday evening at Van Orsdel Funeral Home at 4600 SW 8th street, Miami, Fl, from 6-9. The funeral services will be Friday morning at St. Sophia Church, 2401 SW 3rd Avenue at 10:00…
Rank this Week: 906

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Oct 16

    RNC and Trump Campaign Paid $2.4 Million So Far in Legal Fees For Russia

    RNC and Trump Campaign Paid $2.4 Million So Far in Legal Fees For Russia
    In September, the Washington Post reported that the RNC was paying out huge bucks for legal fees charged by lawyers for Donald Trump and Donald Trump, Jr. regarding Russia. The Republican National Committee is using a pool of money…
  • Oct 15

    Sunday Night Open Thread: This and That

    Sunday Night Open Thread: This and That
    I was just reading about the really high prices of Manhattan luxury condos, when I came upon this article in Curbed saying that a 90 story skyscraper is coming to Denver that will change the skyline forever. Then I saw the address: the…
  • Oct 14

    Will Agreement for Raqqa Evacuation Include ISIS?

    Will Agreement for Raqqa Evacuation Include ISIS?
    An agreement has been reached by the Raqqa City Council and Raqqa Tribal Elders for the evacuation of civilians from ISIS. Operation Inherent Resolve (the U.S. Coalition) issued this press release today saying it is concerned that the…
Rank this Week: 2

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

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

    Examining taxation issues and economic development surrounding the marijuana industry

    Examining taxation issues and economic development surrounding the marijuana industry
    I am excited to realize and report that, after spending the first half the current semester preparing various presentations for the students in my Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform seminar, this week begins the part of the class in which…
  • Oct 12

    Yet another study finds link between marijuana reform and a reduction in opioid death

    Yet another study finds link between marijuana reform and a reduction in opioid death
    The evidence suggesting that marijuana reform could and should be a part of the toolbox of responses to the opioid crisis is starting to become overwhelming. I make that statement as a result of this latest study published in the American…
  • Oct 12

    Thanks to Prez Trump(?!?), marijuana sales hit new milestone in Colorado

    Thanks to Prez Trump(?!?), marijuana sales hit new milestone in Colorado
    As reported in this local piece, headlined "Colorado’s 2017 marijuana sales reach $1 billion in just eight months," sales of recreational marijuana hit a new benchmark in Colorado. Here are the details: Legal marijuana is a bona…
Rank this Week: 2638

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 27

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law…

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law Blog

By J. Scott Key, P.C.

http://www.georgiacriminalappellatelawblog.com
  • Oct 16

    The Weekend Perfection Wasn’t an Obstacle

    The Weekend Perfection Wasn’t an Obstacle
    At the beginning of the summer, I signed up for a marathon in Chattanooga. And I spent most of June through August training for it. At about the halfway point in my training (mid-August), school started back. Then I had a fairly slammed…
  • Oct 14

    The Hardest Part About Being in Jail

    The Hardest Part About Being in Jail
    Yesterday was Friday afternoon, but I needed to see an inmate to let him know when he would go before a judge on bond. Some work around the office pushed that visit into the afternoon. And when I finally arrived at the jail, the entire…
  • Oct 13

    America Should Adopt the British Solicitor/Barrister Model

    America Should Adopt the British Solicitor/Barrister Model
    Let me tell you about my latest obsession: the British legal system. I came upon this topic by accident. Two weeks ago, I had a two-day hearing in Barrow County, Georgia, with some colleagues. For those of you who do not know much about…
Rank this Week: 3567

Jachimowicz Law Group Blog

Jachimowicz Law Group Blog

Covers injuries, criminal defense, DUI, employment and workers compensation.

http://www.jachlawgroup.com/san-jose-law-blog
  • Oct 16

    Residents Take to the Streets to Prevent San Jose Pedestrian Accident

    Residents Take to the Streets to Prevent San Jose Pedestrian Accident
    To reduce the city’s high pedestrian fatality rate, San Jose sponsors workshops throughout the area to get citizen feedback. In these workshops, neighborhood residents often take to the streets, with an eye towards identifying…
  • Oct 12

    New App Promises to Help Protect Store Customer Against Slip and Fall Accident

    New App Promises to Help Protect Store Customer Against Slip and Fall Accident
    Slip and fall accidents are common in grocery and retail stores. Unfortunately, when these accidents happen, the damages can be severe. Even a seemingly minor fall could cause injuries requiring long-term medical care, while resulting in…
  • Oct 11

    Employer Obligations Under ERISA: Common Violation

    Employer Obligations Under ERISA: Common Violation
    The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (or ERISA) is an important compilation of federal laws designed to protect the retirement income security of workers employed in the private sector who have health and pension plans through their…
Rank this Week: 1880

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Oct 16

    Bennett: The Art of Impeachment With A Prior Inconsistent Statement

    Bennett: The Art of Impeachment With A Prior Inconsistent Statement
    After some 400 jury trials, I have seen many attempts to impeach witness testimony – sometimes successful, sometimes not. There are many techniques one can use to impeach a witness with an inconsistent prior response. Trial lawyers tend…
  • Oct 16

    Short Take: Can Free Speech and Social Justice Co-Exist?

    Short Take: Can Free Speech and Social Justice Co-Exist?
    As part of the “Unsafe Spaces” tour being run by Spiked, a panel discussion will be held at New York Law School on November 2d, with former president of the ACLU, Nadine Strossen, as moderator. The title of the panel is…
  • Oct 16

    Sessions’ Inconsistent Consistency

    Sessions’ Inconsistent Consistency
    Just when progressives, in Congress and elsewhere, were absolutely certain that Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III was the embodiment of everything they hated because he was bent on undoing their bureaucratic shift in law, he went and did…
Rank this Week: 37

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una…

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una Lectura Fácil

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

http://www.joseguianderson.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    ANDRÈS CALDERÓN - no me vengas con cuento

    ANDRÈS CALDERÓN - no me vengas con cuento
    http://elcomercio.pe/opinion/columnistas/china-me-vengas-cuentos-andres-calderon-noticia-465901 China, no me vengas con cuentos, por Andrés Calderón “Y las instancias de la autorregulación deberían…
  • Oct 15

    MARITZA ESPINOZA Y LA FAMILIA PUNALUA

    MARITZA ESPINOZA Y LA FAMILIA PUNALUA
     “Por eso, cuando veo en el Facebook las fotos de aquellas celebraciones donde todos (hijos, nietos, nueras, yernos) elogian matrimonios que han durado cincuenta, sesenta, setenta años, siempre miro los rostros arrugados y…
  • Oct 15

    El "negrito" que jamás será morado.

    El "negrito" que jamás será morado.
    http://larepublica.pe/politica/1110529-gran-farsa-peruana “Mientras, en el Apra dicen estar interesados en una reforma electoral para mejorar la política, pero aprovechan la euforia del partido de fútbol con Colombia…
Rank this Week: 2737

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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 20

    Opiate Epidemic Assaults South Florida

    Opiate Epidemic Assaults South Florida
    During the 2016 presidential campaign, the opioid epidemic became a campaign issue with overdose deaths hitting a peak of 28,000 nationally the previous year detailed by the latest current available data. It was just a few weeks ago that the…
Rank this Week: 3297

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 16

    Protecting the Right to Family Life in Immigration Law

    Protecting the Right to Family Life in Immigration Law
    Kerry Abrams, Family Reunification and the Security State (forthcoming, 2017), available at SSRN.Angela BanksMany Americans believe that one of the functions of United States immigration law is to facilitate family reunification. For…
  • Oct 13

    Three Strikes for Copyright

    Three Strikes for Copyright
    Abhishek Nagaraj, Does Copyright Affect Reuse? Evidence from Google Books and Wikipedia, Mgmt. Sci. (forthcoming 2017), available at abhishekn.com.Jessica SilbeyHow should copyright law change to take account of the internet? Should copyright…
  • Oct 12

    Enquiring Minds Want to Know: What Law Governs Forum Selection Clauses?

    Enquiring Minds Want to Know: What Law Governs Forum Selection Clauses?
    Symeon C. Symeonides, What Law Governs Forum Selection Clauses, 78 La. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2018), available at SSRN.Linda S. MullenixI can think of no better person to answer the burning question, “What law governs forum selection…
Rank this Week: 189

Peek and Toland Blog

Peek and Toland Blog

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

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

    Immigration Courts Authorize Deportation of 12 Percent of Immigrants With Bureau of Prison

    Immigration Courts Authorize Deportation of 12 Percent of Immigrants With Bureau of Prison
    Deportations have seldom been far from the headlines during the early days of the Trump administration. Recently, immigration courts authorized the deportations of as many as 12 percent of federal inmates, according to reports. In May,…
  • Oct 14

    Migrant Deaths in Texas Truck Highlights Human Smuggling Crisi

    Migrant Deaths in Texas Truck Highlights Human Smuggling Crisi
    The death of 10 migrants in a sweltering truck in San Antonio this summer once again highlighted the human smuggling crisis in areas close to the Mexican border. As many as 90 people were crammed into the back of a… Read more…
  • Oct 13

    How an Austin Jail Release Attorney Can Help You

    How an Austin Jail Release Attorney Can Help You
    There are few things more stressful than ending up in jail. You may have been charged with a DWI, an assault, or another serious crime. In these circumstances, it makes sense to contact an Austin jail release attorney as soon… Read…
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Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Oct 16

    Crossing Accidents – Train Slams into Truck in Locust Grove, Georgia

    Crossing Accidents – Train Slams into Truck in Locust Grove, Georgia
    Cars and trucks stuck on grade crossings are one of the most significant causes of wrecks between trains and vehicles. We see these crossing accidents on a regular basis in Georgia. Recently, a train hit a tractor-trailer that was stuck on a…
  • Oct 13

    Newnan Couple Killed by Alleged Red Light Runner

    Newnan Couple Killed by Alleged Red Light Runner
    Red light runners cause a large number of intersection crashes. Tragically, in August, a couple from Newnan lost their lives after a driver allegedly ran a stop light. Thomas Mayo, 58, and Pamela Mayo, 57, died when a driver of a black…
  • Oct 11

    Moe’s Diners Injured After Van Crashed into An Atlanta Restaurant

    Moe’s Diners Injured After Van Crashed into An Atlanta Restaurant
    Incidents in which cars and trucks crash into buildings occur more often than we may think. Recently, diners were injured when a van crashed into an Atlanta restaurant. Several people were reported injured in August after a nine-car crash in…
Rank this Week: 2628

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: 89

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 15

    Fairfax marijuana lawyer shows THC blood levels don’t mean DUI

    Fairfax marijuana lawyer shows THC blood levels don’t mean DUI
    Does tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) (marijuana's primary psychoactive ingredient) concentration correlate to impairment from marijuana/cannabis consumption? The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration ("NHTSA") of the United…
  • Oct 14

    Fairfax criminal lawyer on snitch testimony causing Pruett’s execution

    Fairfax criminal lawyer on snitch testimony causing Pruett’s execution
    Why allow inmate snitch testimony to cause an inmate's execution? Testimony from inmates serving substantial prison terms can too often be expected to be manufactured for seeking to improve their lot, with little concern about the…
  • Oct 13

    Fairfax Criminal Lawyer on Assault Defense- Highly-rated Virginia Attorney

    Fairfax Criminal Lawyer on Assault Defense- Highly-rated Virginia Attorney
    Why is a well-prepared assault defense needed for one's court date? Because as a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know how damning is an assault conviction on one's criminal record, and also the sentencing risks if convicted for assault. The post…
Rank this Week: 590

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/
  • Oct 15

    Request for witnesses and information

    Request for witnesses and information
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 1 Patrol 615 West Wilbur Ave. Coeur…
  • Oct 15

    **UPDATE** - Crash on SH-55

    **UPDATE** - Crash on SH-55
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Oct 15

    Crash on SH-55

    Crash on SH-55
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
Rank this Week: 4237

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

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

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Oct 15

    The “Hound Dog Handler” Comes Full Circle to Face Justice

    The “Hound Dog Handler” Comes Full Circle to Face Justice
    In the heyday of his career as an “expert” for unscrupulous prosecutors around the state, Keith Pickett enjoyed a star witness status—the Hound Dog Handler, as he was called, sent many people to prison, some of whom were…
  • Oct 12

    What to Know about Texas’s New Sex Crimes Against Children Unit

    What to Know about Texas’s New Sex Crimes Against Children Unit
    Crimes against children, especially sex offenses, receive more significant law enforcement attention that other criminal offenses. Texas is on the precipice of establishing a special unit specifically designed to handle child sex and human…
  • Oct 8

    Out-Of-State Offense Cannot Support Continuous Sexual Abuse Conviction

    Out-Of-State Offense Cannot Support Continuous Sexual Abuse Conviction
    Under Texas law, a person who commits two or more acts of sexual abuse against a child younger than 14 years of age, during a period that is 30 days or more, can be tried and convicted for “continuous sexual… The post…
Rank this Week: 909

White Collar Criminal Defense…

White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law. By the Schwartz Law Firm.

http://www.whitecollarcriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 15

    Jurisdiction to search and prosecute defendants on vessel without nationality authorized

    Jurisdiction to search and prosecute defendants on vessel without nationality authorized
      In U.S. v. Lopez Hernandez, the defendants appeal their convictions under the Maritime Drug Law Enforcement Act (MDLEA) which criminalizes individuals for possessing with intent to distribute a controlled substance while on board a…
  • Oct 5

    Evidence was sufficient to prove possession of child pornographic image

    Evidence was sufficient to prove possession of child pornographic image
      In U.S. v Little received multiple emails on his smart phone containing child pornography on December 21, 2013, while he was in Texas. At the time he was in Texas he opened the email and the pornographic attachments. Then Little moved…
  • Sep 23

    New sentencing hearing ordered for evidence to support identity theft enhancement

    New sentencing hearing ordered for evidence to support identity theft enhancement
    In U.S. v Wright the defendant Wright pled guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft by filing fraudulent tax returns in the name of identity theft victims in order to obtain the refunds in violation of 18…
Rank this Week: 3094

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 15

    Simi Valley City Council may repeal Halloween sex offender ordinance

    Simi Valley City Council may repeal Halloween sex offender ordinance
    10-15-17 California: With two weeks until Halloween, the Simi Valley City Council on Monday night may repeal a controversial law that says registered sex offenders listed on the Megan's Law website can't open their doors to trick-or-treating…
  • Oct 15

    Some Sex Offender Names Soon Could Vanish From Online State Registry

    Some Sex Offender Names Soon Could Vanish From Online State Registry
    10-15-17 Pennsylvania: A recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision likely means the Megan's Law list will be trimmed. When Patch recently published maps showing where registered sex offenders live in various Pittsburgh communities, the…
  • Oct 15

    Missing Florida sex offender found dead, foul play suspected

    Missing Florida sex offender found dead, foul play suspected
    10-15-17 Florida: A 60-year-old sex offender in Florida who cut off his ankle monitor and was on the loose since Saturday has been found dead. Larry J. Williams remains were found in Hernando County, and sheriff’s office investigators…
Rank this Week: 17

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/
  • Oct 15

    Bashing civilian review, crappy counsel in death penalty appeals, and other storie

    Bashing civilian review, crappy counsel in death penalty appeals, and other storie
    Here are a few odds and ends that merit Grits readers' attention:Civilian review in Austin brings no reformSee a report that the missus prepared for the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition detailing recommendations by Austin's civilian…
  • Oct 14

    Police union criticisms warranted, but suggestions off base

    Police union criticisms warranted, but suggestions off base
    While Grits remains sympathetic to activists like Paul Butler who're frustrated at the ability of police unions like the Federation of Police to thwart accountability reforms, I don't find his proposed solutions particularly viable…
  • Oct 14

    How's the weather?

    How's the weather?
    Two recent weather related stories deserve Grits readers attention: The Marshall Project this week offered excellent coverage of Texas' prison heat litigation in a joint project with the Weather Channel, while The Nation covered the issue of…
Rank this Week: 66

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

Swiss blawg covering a broad range of Swiss and international laws.

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2145

www.lawblogswitzerland.ch

www.lawblogswitzerland.ch

Covers Swiss, European and international legal news. It focuses on data protection, privacy, technology law, IT/IP law, criminal law, administrative law, civil law, tax law, banking and finance law, bankruptcy, competition law and construction as well as real estate law.

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2109

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 194

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/
  • Oct 15

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Paper Downloads 1. Congressional Control of Presidential Pardons Glenn Harlan Reynolds University of Tennessee College of Law Date Posted: 28 Aug 2017 3,679 2. Revenge Against Robots Christina…
  • Oct 14

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Paper Downloads 1. Amicus Brief of Professor Orin S. Kerr in Carpenter v. United States, 16-402 Orin S. Kerr The George Washington University Law School Date Posted: 04 Oct 2017 [new to top...
  • Oct 13

    "Many law enforcement agencies don’t follow state lineup, interrogation rules, study says"

    "Many law enforcement agencies don’t follow state lineup, interrogation rules, study says"
    From The Columbus Dispatch, via the NACDL news scan: The law, passed in 2010, requires law enforcement agencies to use “blind” suspect lineups in which the investigator or officer administering the lineup either isn’t involved in the…
Rank this Week: 13

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI issues, including field sobriety testing, post-conviction relief, ignition interlocks. By Levow DWI Law.

http://www.newjerseydwiattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 15

    Few Consistent Legal Standards Exist for DWI Cases Involving Marijuana

    Few Consistent Legal Standards Exist for DWI Cases Involving Marijuana
    The legal standards in New Jersey for proving impairment by alcohol in cases of alleged driving while intoxicated (DWI) are fairly well established. Prosecutors can offer evidence of a defendant’s alleged blood alcohol content (BAC), or…
  • Oct 14

    New Jersey DWI Case Leads to Family Court Proceeding

    New Jersey DWI Case Leads to Family Court Proceeding
    Driving while intoxicated (DWI) can affect a person’s life in nearly countless ways. Many potential consequences are not contained in the DWI statute itself. A recent decision by the New Jersey Appellate Division, N.J. Div. of…
  • Oct 13

    Lawsuits Challenge the Constitutionality of Ignition Interlock Devices in DWI Case

    Lawsuits Challenge the Constitutionality of Ignition Interlock Devices in DWI Case
    A conviction for driving while intoxicated (DWI) typically results in a fine, a period of driver’s license suspension, and possibly jail time. Many states’ DWI laws also require the installation of an ignition interlock device…
Rank this Week: 2959

The Orange County Criminal Lawyer…

The Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Staycie R. Sena.

http://criminal-lawyer-blog.irvinecriminallawyer.com/
  • Oct 15

    Looter Accused of Stealing from First Responders during North Bay Fire

    Looter Accused of Stealing from First Responders during North Bay Fire
    While the North Bay fires continue to burn, a man was arrested for allegedly stealing from a car in an evacuation zone. Upon investigation police also discovered other items believed to be stolen such as pharmaceuticals, sunglasses and a fire…
  • Oct 14

    Verdict Reached in Female Teacher Accused of Sex with Student

    Verdict Reached in Female Teacher Accused of Sex with Student
    A former culinary arts school teacher, Nichole Noel Thiel, was accused by her former student of having sex with him when he was 16 years old at her condominium in Idaho for a period lasting over two years. Thiel was 46 years old when the…
  • Oct 13

    Border Patrol Agent Faces Charges for Lewd Acts with Minor

    Border Patrol Agent Faces Charges for Lewd Acts with Minor
    A Border Patrol agent working at the Ajo Border crossing station in Pima County, AZ was taken into custody two weeks ago on a fugitive warrant issued for suspicion of lewd acts with a minor. The alleged offense took place in Imperial County,…
Rank this Week: 2786

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.connecticutcriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 15

    Do I Have to Give a Blood or Urine Sample at the Hospital? Utah Nurse Arrest Case Reveals Answer

    Do I Have to Give a Blood or Urine Sample at the Hospital? Utah Nurse Arrest Case Reveals Answer
    Utah police got it completely wrong this summer when they arrested a nurse for refusing to allow Utah police to draw blood from an unconscious truck driver involved in a car wreck. After a quick investigation, the charges were dropped, the…
  • Oct 7

    The New Sexting / Child Porn Law that Every Connecticut Parent Should Understand

    The New Sexting / Child Porn Law that Every Connecticut Parent Should Understand
    Connecticut lawmakers are finally catching up with teenagers and technology. Last week, a new Connecticut law went into effect that at long last protects and provides legal relief for Connecticut teenagers experimenting with…
  • Sep 30

    Fighting Connecticut Insurance Broker Investigation

    Fighting Connecticut Insurance Broker Investigation
    Connecticut’s Insurance Department continue to investigate insurance brokers for any type of misconduct that comes across their radar, even innocent mistakes. Sure, it may not seem like a big deal at first, but what many people…
Rank this Week: 2256

Wisconsin Criminal Defense -…

Wisconsin Criminal Defense - Defending Your Innocence

Plain talk about Wisconsin's criminal laws and OWI DUI laws, Wisconsin courts, the legal system & the application and effect of Wisconsin's laws on people. By Amber Ritschard, Jonas Bednarek and David Saperstein.

http://defendingyourinnocence.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 15

    National Lift Equipment Blog

    National Lift Equipment Blog
    Thank you for visiting our blog. We have many different types of heavy equipment and construction equipment for sale. We invite you to peruse our website to see what we have in our inventory. We have been in business since 1990 and is a…
  • Sep 29

    Tips for Buying Glasses Online

    Tips for Buying Glasses Online
    Our evaluation of eye-wear sites. Sites which sell eyewear have recently exploded in popularity even as we noticed in a modern roundup. They are user friendly, affordable, convenient, and provide a huge range of styles--some restrained, funky…
  • Sep 18

    Buy Hearing Aids Online

    Buy Hearing Aids Online
    The Rosebud Completely in the Canal hearing aids is a discreet hearing aid for people with mild to moderate high-frequency hearing loss. By the push of a button, you can change between 4 memories for a quieter setting, a noisy…
Rank this Week: 1761

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law topics such as DWI/OUI offenses, other traffic related offenses, and murder. By William D. Kickham.

http://www.bostoncriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 14

    Massachusetts Criminal Justice Reform Stirs Debate

    Massachusetts Criminal Justice Reform Stirs Debate
    Like an unusually large wave that occasionally hits the shore, every few years there is a swell on Beacon Hill to “reform” something. Back in the 1990’s, get-tough-on-crime advocates successfully passed legislative…
  • Sep 22

    Massachusetts SJC Limits Police Testimony on Sobriety Tests for DUI/Marijuana Case

    Massachusetts SJC Limits Police Testimony on Sobriety Tests for DUI/Marijuana Case
    Whether and what kind of sobriety tests would be allowed in court to prosecute drivers suspected of operating while under the influence of marijuana, was a question just waiting to be answered from the moment pot was legalized in…
  • Aug 25

    Massachusetts Alcohol Breath Tests Temporarily Suspended In OUI Case

    Massachusetts Alcohol Breath Tests Temporarily Suspended In OUI Case
    As I’ve said many times, people often ask me how I can defend certain types of clients accused of crimes such as, for example, drunk driving or sex offenses.  And I give them the same answer, every time:  “Because my…
Rank this Week: 3960

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By James G. Dimeas.

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.net/
  • Oct 14

    Schaumburg to Consider Issuing Negligent Driving Municipal Violation

    Schaumburg to Consider Issuing Negligent Driving Municipal Violation
    The Public Safety Committee for the Village of Schaumburg has recommended that the Village of Schaumburg allow police officers to write local Municipal Violation tickets for first-time negligent driving offences. The measure is intended to go…
  • Oct 11

    What Does it Mean to be Guilty of Interfering with the Reporting of a Domestic Battery?

    What Does it Mean to be Guilty of Interfering with the Reporting of a Domestic Battery?
    You can be charged with Interfering with the Reporting of a Domestic Battery when you prevent a family member from making a call to report a Domestic Battery incident.  You can also be charged with Interfering with the Reporting of a…
  • Oct 3

    Section 410 (or 1410) Probation: A Way To Avoid a Felony Drug Conviction

    Section 410 (or 1410) Probation: A Way To Avoid a Felony Drug Conviction
    Illinois law has made a special type of Probation available for first-time felony drug offenders to avoid a felony conviction on their record. This type of Probation is commonly known as Section 410 or Section 1410 Probation. In order to be…
Rank this Week: 1849

New York Criminal Attorney Blog

New York Criminal Attorney Blog

New York Criminal Attorney Blog covers DWI/DWAI, traffic violations, gun crimes, weapon crimes, prostitution, and other criminal offenses. By New York attorneys, Tilem & Associates.

http://www.newyorkcriminalattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1002

Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP Blog

Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP Blog

Covers South Carolina personal injury and criminnal law news.

http://www.rjrlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 14

    MADD SC DUI Study | SC Criminal DUI Attorney

    MADD SC DUI Study | SC Criminal DUI Attorney
    While a new MADD SC DUI study supposedly shows conviction rates are too low, is this really news? Rather than look at each case individually, MADD seems to promote only those figures that helps its cause. However, what about the…
  • Sep 2

    Ambiguous Terms in Insurance Policies | SC Accident Lawyer

    Ambiguous Terms in Insurance Policies | SC Accident Lawyer
    Without a doubt, insurance policies are hard to read. After all, who writes this way. Furthermore, they are even harder to understand without a law degree. As a result, oftentimes they are filled with ambiguous terms. Whether that ambiguity…
  • Jul 8

    Pothole Motorcycle Accident | SC Motorcycle Attorney

    Pothole Motorcycle Accident | SC Motorcycle Attorney
    Because pothole motorcycle accident remains a serious risk for motorcyclists, we explore how to avoid them here. However, bikers cannot always see them until it’s too late. Unlike a car where only physical damage occurs, potholes can…
Rank this Week: 925

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Oct 14

    Judge Comments that Family Litigants are “Blowing Their Brains Out Fighting”

    Judge Comments that Family Litigants are “Blowing Their Brains Out Fighting”
    In yet another British Columbia Supreme Court case, a wise judge points out the folly of the battle between litigating spouses and the accompanying expense, both financially and emotionally. In Danroth v. Whiting 2017 BCSC 1814 Mr. Justice…
  • Oct 5

    Anonymous v. Anonymous: The Secret Divorce

    Anonymous v. Anonymous: The Secret Divorce
    Anthony Weiner’s public and private activities have been splashed over media outlets around the world. Besides his unsuccessful run for mayor of New York in 2013, and the discovery of “Hillary” emails on his computer, there…
  • Sep 27

    “Extreme” Family Law Litigation Decried by the Court

    “Extreme” Family Law Litigation Decried by the Court
    Despite family law Rules of Court that call for the “just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of a family law case on its merits”, there always seem to be those cases that take on the qualities of “scorched earth”…
Rank this Week: 619

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 14

    Tow Truck Driver Arrested for Fatal Florida DUI Crash That Killed Three

    Tow Truck Driver Arrested for Fatal Florida DUI Crash That Killed Three
    A tow truck driver in Ocala was arrested recently in connection with a January crash that claimed the lives of three people – a 61-year-old former congressional candidate, his wife and adult son. Investigators with the Florida Highway…
  • Oct 5

    Florida DUI Plea Deal Crumbles After Defendant Late to Court

    Florida DUI Plea Deal Crumbles After Defendant Late to Court
    One of the benefits of having an experienced criminal defense lawyer who is knowledgeable not only about statute, but also about local procedures, policies and players is you have an inside track on what you can generally expect from certain…
  • Sep 29

    “Selfies” Can Cause You Serious Trouble in Your Criminal Case

    “Selfies” Can Cause You Serious Trouble in Your Criminal Case
    Everyone loves a good selfie. A Miami man known to his friends as “Cuban Harry” was no different. With more than 36,000 followers on Instagram, he was enmeshed in the South Florida hip-hop scene, and regularly posted about his…
Rank this Week: 3720

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: 862

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Seattle Attorneys Blog

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

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

    Washington Statute of Limitations and Service

    Washington Statute of Limitations and Service
    Personal injury cases are subject to a statute of limitations, and if the injured person does not bring a lawsuit prior to its expiration, he or she will be time-barred from doing so.  Washington car accident attorneys know that…
  • Oct 6

    Jury Access to Inadmissible Evidence Results in New Trial for Washington Criminal Defendant

    Jury Access to Inadmissible Evidence Results in New Trial for Washington Criminal Defendant
    A jury must base its decision on the evidence before the court and may not consider evidence outside the record.  While courts do their best to ensure that juries are properly instructed and not exposed to outside information, jurors…
  • Sep 27

    Washington Parenting Plans and Substantial Changes in Circumstance

    Washington Parenting Plans and Substantial Changes in Circumstance
    The modification of a Washington parenting plan over the other parent’s objection can be difficult.  In fact, there is a presumption against it.  Washington child custody attorneys know that Washington courts have recognized…
Rank this Week: 1744

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: 4077

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: 320

Innocence Project

Innocence Project

Covers capital punishment and wrongful convictions.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/
  • Oct 13

    No Lawyers for Many Charged with Crimes in South Carolina

    No Lawyers for Many Charged with Crimes in South Carolina
    Several weeks ago, the Innocence Blog covered a story about an American Bar Association report which revealed that in Nashville defendants accused of misdemeanors are not given access to legal representation. As a result, the The post No…
  • Oct 13

    This Week in Innocence News – October 13, 2017

    This Week in Innocence News – October 13, 2017
    Here are some of this week’s news highlights: Editorial calls for release of Eric Kelley and Ralph Lee Last Friday, the Star-Ledger editorial board questioned why Innocence Project client The post This Week in Innocence News…
  • Oct 12

    DNA Evidence Excludes Indiana Man from 1975 Rape

    DNA Evidence Excludes Indiana Man from 1975 Rape
    New testing of DNA evidence clears an Indiana man of a 1975 rape for which he was convicted and sentenced to 14 years in prison, according to his attorneys from the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project, The post DNA Evidence Excludes Indiana Man…
Rank this Week: 1742

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Oct 13

    News Scan

    News Scan
    High Court Declines TX Murderer's Appeal:  A man convicted of arranging the murder of his mother and brother in order to collect a $1 million inheritance lost his bid for Supreme Court review of his death sentence Tuesday.  Michael…
  • Oct 13

    Collateral Consequence

    Collateral Consequence
    Some companies are largely driven by one person or a small number of people.  What happens to a company when one of those people turns out to be a serial sexual harasser and possibly a rapist?  Ben Fritz reports for...
  • Oct 13

    Cal. Cops Speak Out on Gun Legislation

    Cal. Cops Speak Out on Gun Legislation
    The Police Officers Research Association of California has this press release on Gov. Brown's signing of SB 620, noted in yesterday's News Scan:PORAC has opposed the bill from the beginning, and for two serious reasons:• The current…
Rank this Week: 109

This Week's Florida Appeals Court…

This Week's Florida Appeals Court Decisions

Provides a summary of selected civil and criminal cases. By Carlton Fields.

https://www.carltonfields.com/florida-appeals-court-decisions/
Rank this Week: 1963