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7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

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

http://mjpetro.typepad.com/7th_circuit_alert/
Rank this Week: 253

A Blues Like Down Home

A Blues Like Down Home

A public defender blog.

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

    Drunk for Sentencing!

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

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

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

    It only took two and half years...

    It only took two and half years...
    But I finally got it! My very first jury trial. Now previously I've been in Juvenile Court, and the only time Juveniles in my jurisdiction get a jury is when they are either certified or facing some type of adult prison sentence. I'd always…
Rank this Week: 1291

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer…

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains The Law

By Matt Keenan.

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

    CAN ILLINOIS POLICE STOP ME JUST BECAUSE I HAVE A GUN?

    CAN ILLINOIS POLICE STOP ME JUST BECAUSE I HAVE A GUN?
    The answer is probably not. On September 12, 2013, the Illinois Supreme Cort in People v. Aguilar partially struck down the law that barred possession of a handgun for self-defense outside the home. Thus, the mere fact you have a gun in…
  • Oct 3

    HELP FOR THE DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED OR MENTALLY-ILL DEFENDANT

    HELP FOR THE DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED OR MENTALLY-ILL DEFENDANT
    Most criminal offenses require the state to prove that the defendant knowingly or intended to commit the crime. But what if the crime is committed by someone who is mentally ill or developmentally disabled? For example, in the recent…
  • Sep 22

    CAN YOU VACATE YOUR CONVICTION UNDER THE ILLINOIS STATUTE BARRING SEX OFFENDERS FROM PUBLIC PARKS?

    CAN YOU VACATE YOUR CONVICTION UNDER THE ILLINOIS STATUTE BARRING SEX OFFENDERS FROM PUBLIC PARKS?
    In a recent decision, an Illinois Appellate court struck down a law that barred convicted sex offenders from public parks. When a statute is declared unconstitutional, it is unconstitutional from the beginning. Therefore, if you have been…
Rank this Week: 2457

Abolish Life Without Parole…

Abolish Life Without Parole Sentences for Children in the USA

Covers the imposition of life without parole sentences on juveniles.

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

    ACLU of Michigan Juvenile Justice Time

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

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

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

    Juvenile life without Parole sentencing…

    Juvenile life without Parole sentencing infographics at: http://infographiclist.com/2012/02/17/juvenile-life-without-parole-sentencing-infographic/#comment-1777
Rank this Week: 3009

Abolish the Death Penalty

Abolish the Death Penalty

Covers capital punishment.

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

    Warren Hill: Another Unfortunate Case for Georgia

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

    Abolish the Death Penalty: Marie Deans - RIP

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

    Marie Deans - RIP

    Marie Deans - RIP
    “As we were about to finish the class this young girl raised her hand and said, ‘You have changed by mind. You have got to get around everywhere, you have got to give everybody this message.’ This is our First, Big, Public...: Here…
Rank this Week: 1287

Advocate's Almanac

Advocate's Almanac

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

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

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

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

    N.J. Supreme Court Reaffirms Particularity Requirement for Warrant

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

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

    N.J. Supreme Court Rejects Missing Witness Jury Charge Against Criminal Defendant
    For years, the decision in State v. Clawans permitted judges, in appropriate circumstances, to charge juries that a party's failure to call a witness who naturally would have been called may give rise to an inference that the witness's…
Rank this Week: 3802

Aggressive Criminal Defense Blog

Aggressive Criminal Defense Blog

By Kronzek & Cronkright, PLLC.

https://aggressivecriminaldefense.com/blog.html
  • Oct 13

    Flying Drones Over Michigan Prisons – What You Need To Know

    Flying Drones Over Michigan Prisons – What You Need To Know
      If you’ve been listening to the news lately, you’ve probably heard something about drones being flown over certain prisons in Michigan. There was contraband being dropped into prison yards where prisoners were waiting with…
  • Oct 12

    A New Bill Would Require Michigan to Track Officer Involved Shooting

    A New Bill Would Require Michigan to Track Officer Involved Shooting
      House Representative Stephanie Chang has introduced a new bill into the Michigan Legislature that would require the state to do a better job of tracking officer involved shootings. The Use of Force by Law Enforcement Reporting Act is a…
  • Oct 11

    Is Fingerprint Evidence Really As “Certain” As We Thought?

    Is Fingerprint Evidence Really As “Certain” As We Thought?
      The use of fingerprints as evidence in court cases is a given for most people these days. After all, each person’s fingerprints are unique, and finding someone’s fingerprints at a crime scene is positive evidence that they…
Rank this Week: 3611

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer…

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Skier & Associates.

http://www.alabamacriminalandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    New Case Law on Search of Vehicles During a Traffic Stop

    New Case Law on Search of Vehicles During a Traffic Stop
    I have filed a Suppression Motion for a client based on a recent US Supreme Court decision, Rodriguez v. United States (2015.) The issue in Rodriguez is the extension of a routine traffic stop beyond the time necessary to write a traffic…
  • Jul 14

    Recent Successes for our Pardon Applicant Client

    Recent Successes for our Pardon Applicant Client
    The waiting period is long (3-4 years in some cases) so I encourage anyone eligible for a pardon to act immediately.
  • Jun 27

    The Grand Jury — A Mysterious Process Explained

    The Grand Jury — A Mysterious Process Explained
    Because of some recent news regarding a high profile case with which I was involved, there has been a good deal of discussion of the Grand Jury process and how it works. To many, even within the legal community, Grand Juries are…
Rank this Week: 518

Alabama Law Blog of William…

Alabama Law Blog of William Pfeifer

Covers Alabama law.

http://williampfeifer.com/blog
  • Sep 13

    Can you impeach your own witness in Alabama? Rule 607 provides the answer.

    Can you impeach your own witness in Alabama? Rule 607 provides the answer.
    An issue that still arises during trials, especially jury trials, is whether a party can impeach their own witness. Impeaching your own witness means that you are attacking the testimony and/or credibility of a witness that you put on the…
  • Sep 11

    Hurricane Irma Courthouse Closure

    Hurricane Irma Courthouse Closure
    Due to weather conditions created by Hurricane Irma, the following Alabama county courthouses will be closed on September 11, 2017: Barbour Blount Bullock Calhoun Chambers Cherokee Clay Cleburne Coffee Coosa Dale Elmore Etowah Geneva Henry…
  • Feb 10

    Drug Forfeiture Appeals – Car forfeiture reversed based on innocent owner defense

    Drug Forfeiture Appeals – Car forfeiture reversed based on innocent owner defense
    Alabama asset forfeiture law provides an extensive list of items that law enforcement officers can seize in connection with drug crimes. Under Alabama Code Section 20-2-93(a)(5) (1975), this list includes your car if it is used to sell or…
Rank this Week: 579

Albany Lawyer

Albany Lawyer

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

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

    Carmelo Laquidara for Rensselaer District Attorney

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

    Google Canonical Quirk?

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

    Paul Anthony Ciancia: LAX Shooter

    Paul Anthony Ciancia: LAX Shooter
    The hot story of the week is the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport. The authorities have accused Paul Anthony Ciancia of being the shooter. There are some holes in the story. We'll see how this one turns out.
Rank this Week: 3812

Albuquerque Criminal Lawyer Blog

Albuquerque Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Legal Scope of Search Warrants Somewhat Elusive

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

    Search Warrants Issued by Phone

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

    Show of Force and Voluntary Consent to Search and Seizure

    Show of Force and Voluntary Consent to Search and Seizure
    The 4th Amendment protections against illegal search and seizure are among the greatest protections afforded to citizens. There are very strict criteria for search and seizure. An illegal search and seizure will result in illegally seized…
Rank this Week: 4651

Albuquerque Law Blog

Albuquerque Law Blog

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

http://www.abqlawblog.com/
  • Dec 18

    Long Nights, Legal Cases, and Nootropic

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

    Which type of bankruptcy is right for me?

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

    Battered Woman Syndrome

    Battered Woman Syndrome
    The following is a post by my law partner Keith Findlay. Keith is an Albuquerque divorce lawyer, that handles various family law issues for clients throughout Albuquerque and New Mexico. Women have had and do have in parts of the world…
Rank this Week: 3404

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

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

    Were You Arrested For a DUI in Palm Beach County?

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

    Vehicular Homicide with DUI and Strict Liability

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

    Drug Possession, Criminal Charges and Penaltie

    Drug Possession, Criminal Charges and Penaltie
    The possession, use, distribution or sale of certain drugs is a crime. Punishments range from fines to many years in prison. These drugs are illegal because of health risks and because they are associated with violent crimes. Both the states…
Rank this Week: 3593

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: 248

Anthony M. Snyder & Associates,…

Anthony M. Snyder & Associates, PLLC

Covers life, the law and Michigan politics.

http://tonysnyder.com/law/
  • May 4

    Got A Little Charlie Sheen On Your Hands?

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

    Hit The Lottery, Let Everyone Know!

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

    Tea For Two

    Tea For Two
    Have you seen this article yet? Here’s the quick and dirty: Two high school boys were in a fight on school property. A female teacher sees the fight, verbally attempts to break up the fight, when she’s unsuccessful she pours her hot tea…
Rank this Week: 3534

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1160

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney…

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.criminaldefenseattorneykg.com/blog/
  • May 24

    Beginners Guide to Medical Marijuana in Arizona

    Beginners Guide to Medical Marijuana in Arizona
    In 2010, the state of Arizona passed Proposition 203 which legalized the possession and use of marijuana for Arizona residents with certain medical conditions such as cancer, seizures and HIV and many more.   Having a medical marijuana…
  • Oct 19

    Myths About Shoplifting

    Myths About Shoplifting
    Shoplifting in Arizona is a crime with serious penalties, including potential fines and jail time. In addition to the criminal charges, shoplifters can be sued by merchants in civil court to recover damages as well. If you are facing a…
  • Oct 19

    Myths About Shoplifting

    Myths About Shoplifting
    Shoplifting in Arizona is a crime with serious penalties, including potential fines and jail time. In addition to the criminal charges, shoplifters can be sued by merchants in civil court to recover damages as well. If you are facing a…
Rank this Week: 847

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney…

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://blog.arizonacriminaldefenselawyer.com/
  • Sep 13

    How to Challenge Your Narcotics Transportation for Sale Charge

    How to Challenge Your Narcotics Transportation for Sale Charge
    Challenges for drug trafficking charges can be made on several fronts. Here are three uncommon defenses used in a recent Arizona Court of Appeals case: 1) Batson Challenge (Trial procedure defense) 2) Search was not within scope of…
  • Aug 21

    What You Should Know about Threats, Guns and Assault Law

    What You Should Know about Threats, Guns and Assault Law
    Unless specifically outlined by law, carrying a loaded firearm on any school grounds will result in criminal charges under Arizona’s Weapons Misconduct law A.R.S. 13– 3102 (12). Under A.R.S. § 13- 3102 (I) (1) Arizona law…
  • Aug 1

    The Most Important Way to Prevent Probable Cause for Arrest

    The Most Important Way to Prevent Probable Cause for Arrest
    5 Things You Should Know about Your Rights in a Police Stop and Arrest . In Mesa AZ you cannot be arrested on the basis of a non-criminal traffic violation. However, that changes if you fail to stop or flee when police signal you to pull…
Rank this Week: 3083

Arizona Criminal Lawyer Blog

Arizona Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Arizona state crimes. By Koplow & Patane.

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

    Arizona Supreme Court issues two new decisions on medical marijuana

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

    Eve of Trial Evidence

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

    Court holds that cell-site data protected under Fourth Amendment

    Court holds that cell-site data protected under Fourth Amendment
    The Florida Supreme Court just addressed an issue with national implications. This week’s decision in Tracey v. Florida, addresses the issue of: “[W]hether accessing real time cell site location information by the government in…
Rank this Week: 3759

Arizona DUI & Criminal Defense…

Arizona DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By James Novak.

https://blog.novakazlaw.com/
  • Oct 9

    Aggravated Assault and False Reporting in Arizona

    Aggravated Assault and False Reporting in Arizona
    In a recent Arizona aggravated assault case, the plaintiff appealed convictions and sentences for aggravated assault and false reporting. For two days in 2015, the victim and the defendant, as well as their girlfriends, drank alcohol in an…
  • Sep 25

    Marijuana Sales and Weapons Misconduct in Arizona

    Marijuana Sales and Weapons Misconduct in Arizona
    In a recent Arizona marijuana case, the defendant appealed after being convicted of selling marijuana and weapons misconduct. The case arose when two detectives had a confidential informant conduct a controlled buy. The detective searched the…
  • Sep 11

    Resisting Arrest and Aggravated Assault in Arizona

    Resisting Arrest and Aggravated Assault in Arizona
    In a recent Arizona assault case, a man appealed after being convicted of aggravated assault, resisting arrest, shoplifting, and not giving the police a truthful name when he was lawfully detained. The case arose when two cops responded to a…
Rank this Week: 1863

Arizona DUI Defense Blog

Arizona DUI Defense Blog

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

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

    The whole is not always the same as its part

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

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

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

    Arizona Supreme Court: Scottsdale Crime Lab Update

    Arizona Supreme Court: Scottsdale Crime Lab Update
    Tomorrow around 10:00 a.m. the Arizona Supreme Court will issue its decision regarding the Scottsdale Crime Lab.  Here are some of the new stories about the case of STATE v HON. BERNSTEIN/HERMAN: Scottsdale DUIs in question over lab…
Rank this Week: 4032

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Covers DUI defense in Utah.

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

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

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

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

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

    DUI Tips in Utah – Arnold & Wadsworth

    DUI Tips in Utah – Arnold & Wadsworth
    After being released from an embarrassing and frightening journey through the DUI arrest process you need to be prepared to take IMMEDIATE action. Being aware of the steps to take as soon as you are released from jail will ensure that your…
Rank this Week: 2917

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

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

http://arnoldwadsworth.com/blog/
  • Jun 20

    A Brief Introduction to Utah Deficiency Action

    A Brief Introduction to Utah Deficiency Action
    When a lender forecloses on a mortgage and sells the property, it sometimes happens that the sale price does not cover the entire mortgaged amount. For example, you owe the bank $250,000 but the home only sells for $200,000 at auction. The…
  • Jun 15

    What You Need to Know About the Utah Driver’s License Appeal Process Following a DUI Arrest

    What You Need to Know About the Utah Driver’s License Appeal Process Following a DUI Arrest
    Millions of Americans rely on their driver’s license to legally drive to and from work, school, the grocery store, and other destinations. Losing it after a DUI arrest can be inconvenient at best, and life-changing at the worst. The DUI…
  • Jun 10

    6 Illegal Bill Collection Tactics to Watch For

    6 Illegal Bill Collection Tactics to Watch For
    The phone is ringing again, but you don’t pick up because you’re pretty sure who it is: that collection agency that’s been chasing you for overdue credit card or loan payments. You offered to do a payment arrangement, but…
Rank this Week: 3436

Arrested in Bronx Blog

Arrested in Bronx Blog

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

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

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

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

    How DUI or DWI Will Affect Your Insurance

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

    Possible Penalties for DUIs in New York

    Possible Penalties for DUIs in New York
    There is no doubt that the serious penalties of a DUI can be devastating. The following are the most common punishments for a DUI in New York: Fines and Financial Penalties The most common penalties for a DUI conviction are … The post…
Rank this Week: 2460

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

Ask the AZ DUI Attorney

Ask the AZ DUI Attorney

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

http://www.asktheazduiattorney.com/
  • Sep 28

    Arrested for DUI after you pulled into your driveway?

    Arrested for DUI after you pulled into your driveway?
    Consider the following hypothetical scenario - you’ve gone out to celebrate good news with friends. Over dinner and good conversation, someone buys one last round of drinks. You have your last drink, maybe one more than you normally would,…
  • Sep 24

    Explaining DUI blood alcohol concentration (BAC)

    Explaining DUI blood alcohol concentration (BAC)
    All drivers in Arizona, regardless of their own possible experience with DUI charges, should at least be somewhat familiar with the procedures that are followed when someone is pulled over by the police and there is reason to believe that...
  • Aug 31

    Is Utah’s .05 BAC law a glimpse into Arizona’s future?

    Is Utah’s .05 BAC law a glimpse into Arizona’s future?
    The state of Arizona does not fool around when it comes to drinking and driving. Our laws regarding driving under the influence are, let’s be honest, somewhat infamously strict when compared to the rest of the country. But is it...
Rank this Week: 3098

Asset Hunter: Tracking…

Asset Hunter: Tracking International Financial Fraud

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

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

    Diaz Reus Forms Drone Legal Practice

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

    Diaz Reus & Targ LLP scored a stunning…

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

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

    Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Colonel, Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, Arrested in Miami FBI Sting | Trial period set for October
    Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, the colonel leading Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Unit, is being held without bail in Miami, awaiting an October 21 trial period after being arrested in an August 31 Miami FBI sting operation where he attempted to…
Rank this Week: 3016

Atkinson Law Office Blog

Atkinson Law Office Blog

Covers Idaho criminal law.

http://craigatkinsonlaw.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 5

    Can I be arrested for a DUI after taking prescription medications?

    Can I be arrested for a DUI after taking prescription medications?
      DUI? I am prescribed this medication. Can you be arrested for a DUI for driving after taking a prescription medication?  Everyone knows the risk of drinking alcohol and driving. Few realize the potential for being arrested for…
  • Apr 4

    Ten Steps of a Divorce Case in Idaho

    Ten Steps of a Divorce Case in Idaho
    1. Breakdown In The Relationship It may have come as a surprise to you, but the chances are that something went wrong in the relationship long before you or your spouse asked for a divorce. Typically we see a pattern of gradual emotional…
  • Mar 30

    What happens to a witness (or victim) if they fail to appear for court?

    What happens to a witness (or victim) if they fail to appear for court?
    What will happen to a witness (or alleged victim) if the witness fails to show up for court?  It is most commonly a wife, or girlfriend, of a defendant in a domestic violence case that asks this question.  I suspect they are asking…
Rank this Week: 2759

Atlanta Criminal Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers traffic and criminal law news. By Thomas C. Nagel.

http://www.atlantacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3418

Atlanta Criminal Lawyers Blog

Atlanta Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

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

    It's easy to get arrested during the holidays.

    It's easy to get arrested during the holidays.
    Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!! From Black Friday to New Years, the holidays and the biggest shopping days of the year are here again. That means that every retail store from Walmart to Kroger are not only trying to lure you in with…
  • Nov 30

    It’s easy to get arrested during the holidays.

    It’s easy to get arrested during the holidays.
    Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!! From Black Friday to New Years, the holidays and the biggest shopping days of the year are here again. That means that every retail store from Walmart to Kroger are not only trying to lure you in with…
  • Nov 30

    It’s easy to get arrested during the holidays.

    It’s easy to get arrested during the holidays.
    Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!! From Black Friday to New Years, the holidays and the biggest shopping days of the year are here again. That means that every retail store from Walmart to Kroger are not only trying to lure you in with…
Rank this Week: 3406

Atlanta DUI Attorney Blog

Atlanta DUI Attorney Blog

Discusses Georgia DUI defenses. By Douglas B. Chanco.

http://chancolaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 3

    QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR PROSPECTIVE DUI INJURY ATTORNEY

    QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR PROSPECTIVE DUI INJURY ATTORNEY
    Before you decide to hire a DUI injury lawyer, it is your right to ask probing questions until you are completely satisfied.  After all, you are the client and you will be paying the lawyer’s fee, so you need to know some…
  • Jul 27

    TOP 5 THINGS TO DO AFTER YOU’VE BEEN IN A DUI ACCIDENT

    TOP 5 THINGS TO DO AFTER YOU’VE BEEN IN A DUI ACCIDENT
    Being in a car accident is a difficult ordeal.  Blood, fractures and injuries can add to the frightening experience.  However, maintaining one’s focus and composure is important in order to document the events of the…
  • Jul 20

    COMMON ADJUSTER TRICKS: DISCOURAGING LEGAL HELP

    COMMON ADJUSTER TRICKS: DISCOURAGING LEGAL HELP
    Insurance adjusters know that if you represent yourself with a Georgia injury lawyer, it often means more cost to the insurance company. Therefore, the insurance adjuster will make it seem to you that you do not need legal help. Regardless of…
Rank this Week: 2699

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: 2829

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blog

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blog

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

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

    Fat Tail and the Bail Out

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

    Fat Tail and the Bail Out

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

    Market Transparency

    Market Transparency
    Market Transparency and Accountability Act of 2009 Misses the Mark R. Tamara de Silva February 22, 2009
Rank this Week: 4330

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: 634

Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer

Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer

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

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

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

    Cheetos and Goldfish For Texas Too (...Someday)
      The ballot title and submission clause numbered Amendment 64 to the Colorado Constitution asked: Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning marijuana, and, in connection therewith, providing for the regulation of…
  • Nov 7

    Cheetos and Goldfish For Texas Too (…Someday)

    Cheetos and Goldfish For Texas Too (…Someday)
      The ballot title and submission clause numbered Amendment 64 to the Colorado Constitution asked: Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning marijuana, and, in connection therewith, providing for the regulation…
  • Nov 7

    Cheetos and Goldfish For Texas Too (…Someday)

    Cheetos and Goldfish For Texas Too (…Someday)
      The ballot title and submission clause numbered Amendment 64 to the Colorado Constitution asked: Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning marijuana, and, in connection therewith, providing for the regulation…
Rank this Week: 1428

Austin DWI Attorney Blog

Austin DWI Attorney Blog

Covers DWIs, Austin police, breath tests and intoxilyzers. By Ken Gibson.

http://www.austindwiattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    The List of people that can draw blood from a person accused of DWI is about to get bigger.

    The List of people that can draw blood from a person accused of DWI is about to get bigger.
      Starting September 1, 2013, the number of individuals that will be authorize to take blood samples from people accused of DWI will increase. The Legislature has amended the Transportation Code Section 7.24.017 to include…
  • Jul 31

    The List of people that can draw blood from a person accused of DWI is about to get bigger.

    The List of people that can draw blood from a person accused of DWI is about to get bigger.
      Starting September 1, 2013, the number of individuals that will be authorize to take blood samples from people accused of DWI will increase. The Legislature has amended the Transportation Code Section 7.24.017 to include…
  • May 14

    NTSB wants 0.05 to be the standard for DWI

    NTSB wants 0.05 to be the standard for DWI
    CNN reported that Washington’s National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is recommending that all 50 states should lower the blood alcohol content rate from .08 to .05.  The NTSB is trying to force the states to expand their laws…
Rank this Week: 1142

Austin DWI Lawyer

Austin DWI Lawyer

Covers Texas DWI laws, blood tests, breath tests and field sobriety tests. By Jamie Spencer.

http://dwi.austindefense.com/
  • Aug 4

    Voir Dire Questions In A DWI

    Voir Dire Questions In A DWI
      Dallas DWI lawyer Robert Guest recently asked a question on the Texas DWI Defenders listserv: Dearest Brain Trust,  I've been using the same DWI voir dire for a few years and I'm looking for some fresh questions for the…
  • Aug 4

    Voir Dire Questions In A DWI

    Voir Dire Questions In A DWI
      Dallas DWI lawyer Robert Guest recently asked a question on the Texas DWI Defenders listserv: Dearest Brain Trust,  I’ve been using the same DWI voir dire for a few years and I’m looking for some fresh questions for…
  • Feb 10

    So That's What SOAH Stands For

    So That's What SOAH Stands For
     Administrative Law Judges handle all sorts of cases for the State Office of Administrative Hearings – aka SOAH - from the tremendously boring, such as boat motor sales and use tax cases, to the no doubt endlessly fascinating scenarios…
Rank this Week: 4031

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice…

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice Blog

Covers Florida law topics.

http://www.myfloridalaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 12

    New Child Time-Sharing Legislation

    New Child Time-Sharing Legislation
    Child time-sharing in Florida could be a hot topic for attorneys and their clients in the coming months as one new law concerning the issue has already taken effect and another kicks off Jan. 1. Florida House Bill 329 became law in July and…
  • Aug 4

    14 Mistakes Men Make in Divorce

    14 Mistakes Men Make in Divorce
    When a person is in the middle of an emotional time, it can be difficult to make good, long-term decisions. A divorce is the very definition of an emotional time, and plenty of divorced people have lived to regret decisions made in the heat…
  • Aug 2

    Ayo and Iken Recap

    Ayo and Iken Recap
    It has been another impactful first half of the year for the Ayo & Iken law firm as our attorneys continue to fight for their clients facing difficult times, dealing with everything from freeing a client unfairly jailed to keeping a…
Rank this Week: 551

Back in the Black Hills

Back in the Black Hills

Covers South Dakota criminal law, family law and estate planning issues. By Tana Fye.

http://backintheblackhills.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    Non-Profit Series: 7. Benefits of 501(c)(3) Statu

    Non-Profit Series: 7. Benefits of 501(c)(3) Statu
    Written by Sagan L. Carman-DownerThe previous article in this series explained what the term 501(c)(3) means, and briefly which organizations can qualify for tax-exempt status under 501(c)(3). As explained in that article, many non-profit…
  • Mar 22

    We're Hiring!

    We're Hiring!
    Fye Law Office seeks candidates for an Associate Attorney position. Applicants with all levels of experience are encouraged to apply. A successful candidate will have an interest in family law, juvenile law, estate planning/probate. Interest…
  • Oct 7

    Rural Areas Need More Lawyer

    Rural Areas Need More Lawyer
    I live and work primarily in rural Nebraska, but am from the Rapid City area of South Dakota.  And I hear about and see first hand that there is a shortage of lawyers able to handle the caseload that exists.  The American Bar…
Rank this Week: 3033

Bad Prosecutors

Bad Prosecutors

Focuses on bad prosecutors and bad prosecutorial acts. By the Bennett Law Firm.

http://bennettlawfirm.typepad.com/badprosecutors/
Rank this Week: 1052

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Maryland laws on drug arrests, DUI and gun crimes. By the Herbst Firm.

http://www.baltimorecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 10

    How Can I Clear My Criminal Record?

    How Can I Clear My Criminal Record?
    Each year thousands of defendants are arrested or cited for crimes they did not commit, and thankfully a large percentage of these cases are dismissed in court. Defendants who are not fortunate enough to have their cases dismissed may still…
  • Oct 1

    New Laws Effective In Maryland

    New Laws Effective In Maryland
    Each spring the passage of new laws creates numerous headlines coming out of the State House in Annapolis, and no subject creates more buzz than criminal legislation. Marijuana has dominated the last few years of criminal legislation…
  • Sep 27

    What Is A Federal Ticket?

    What Is A Federal Ticket?
    In years past police officers had almost no other option but to arrest an individual observed committing a crime. This was true with respect to Maryland state cases and federal cases, but over the years the system has evolved to where a…
Rank this Week: 3578

Baum Law Offices

Baum Law Offices

Covers Criminal and Family Law. Published by Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum.

http://baumlawoffices.com/blog/
  • Apr 4

    Maryland Self Defense Law FAQ

    Maryland Self Defense Law FAQ
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland. This blog post is meant to shed some light on the Maryland self defense law. By self defense, I…
  • Nov 4

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland. As of October 1, 2014, it became much easier to get a final peace order or a final protective…
  • Nov 4

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.As of October 1, 2014, it became much easier to get a final peace order or a final protective…
Rank this Week: 2388

Beckwith DUI Law Blog

Beckwith DUI Law Blog

Provides DUI information for Washington state. By Cristine Beckwith.

http://www.tacomaduilawyerblog.com/blog/
  • Sep 23

    Drug DUI in Washington State

    Drug DUI in Washington State
    Under Washington law, you can be found guilty of a drug DUI if your impairment is caused by the use of any individual drug, or through the combined influence of alcohol and drugs. Drugs include legal prescription drugs and Marijuana, as well…
  • Aug 21

    Military DUI Consequence

    Military DUI Consequence
    If you are a member of the military and get arrested for DUI (either on base or off base), you could face military consequences in addition to the typical civilian consequences of jail time, fines and alcohol treatment. An experienced Federal…
  • Jul 22

    DUI with Out of State Driver’s License

    DUI with Out of State Driver’s License
    Do states share driver’s license information? Licensing agencies in most states participate in an interstate agreement where information such as a license suspension or DUI conviction will be reported. Under the agreement, violations…
Rank this Week: 2781

Beckwith DV Law

Beckwith DV Law

Information about the criminal and civil consequences of domestic violence in Washington State.

http://www.seattle-domesticviolence.com/domestic-violence-defense-law/
  • Nov 5

    Loss of Gun Rights from Domestic Violence

    Loss of Gun Rights from Domestic Violence
    The Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act makes it a felony to possess firearms or ammunition if you have been convicted of certain misdemeanor domestic violence (DV) crimes. Under the Amendment, a “misdemeanor crime of domestic…
  • Nov 5

    Non-Criminal Consequences of Domestic Violence

    Non-Criminal Consequences of Domestic Violence
    Besides direct consequences that can include jail time, fines, and treatment, a domestic violence conviction can trigger many consequences outside of the Washington State court system. These consequences can affect your current employment,…
  • Nov 5

    Interfering with the Reporting of Domestic Violence

    Interfering with the Reporting of Domestic Violence
    In Washington State, a person will be charged with this crime if they commit a crime of domestic violence AND prevent or attempt to prevent the alleged victim or a witness from calling 911, making a police report, or receiving medical…
Rank this Week: 2355

Behind the Eighth

Behind the Eighth

News and Cases of Note Affecting Eighth Circuit Criminal Practice. By JaneAnne Murray.

http://behindthe8th.com/
  • Mar 27

    Eighth Circuit Affirms Denial of Safety Valve and Imposition of Ten-Year Sentence

    Eighth Circuit Affirms Denial of Safety Valve and Imposition of Ten-Year Sentence
    It is unlikely that today Alfonso Vega Diaz would face a mandatory minimum sentence under A.G. Holder’s new drug charging policy (no violence, weapons, minors, serious injury or death; not an organizer, leader or supervisor; no…
  • Mar 27

    Eighth Circuit Rejects Cross-Section Jury Challenge

    Eighth Circuit Rejects Cross-Section Jury Challenge
    In those increasingly rare cases that go to trial, the defendant is entitled to a jury “selected from a fair cross-section of the community.”  Defendants like Carlous Horton can be surprised to learn that this doesn’t…
  • Mar 23

    Eighth Circuit Affirms Sentences Based on Uncontested Facts in the PSR

    Eighth Circuit Affirms Sentences Based on Uncontested Facts in the PSR
    How must a defendant effectively object to facts in the presentence report (PSR)? With “specificity and clarity,” the Eighth Circuit repeats in United States v. Pepper, issued on March 20, 2014 (published), so as “to put the…
Rank this Week: 2665