Criminal defence law blogs & blawgs

Guest criminal law blogs and blawgs from criminal defence lawyers, solicitors and legal professionals.

Facing Charges: Wrongfully Accused of Sexual Contact with a Minor

by Brett-ly July 7, 2014 Sexual Offences

Any amount of time in prison—especially when you’re innocent—is too much time. Try 18 months. Our client claimed his innocence from Day One, but prosecutors went ahead and charged him with 20 counts of sexual contact with a minor. Icky, right? That’s what most people say about sex cases. But “liberty and justice for all” […]

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Making an Offer They Can’t Refuse: How Prosecutors Are Sending Small Time Offenders to Prison for Years

by Geoffrey Nathan May 20, 2014 Criminal Law

Federal prosecutors often threaten long prison sentences to force drug defendants into waiving their right to a trial and to plead guilty, according to a recent report release by Human Rights Watch. Attorney Nathan of Geoffrey Nathan Law Offices in Boston says, “In the cases where the defendants do go to trial, prosecutors follow through […]

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I Received a Target Letter And It’s Not About Shopping… What Now?

by MayberryLawFirm March 12, 2014 Criminal Law

I can’t imagine very much is more terrifying for someone than receiving a letter from a United States Attorney’s Office letting them know they are under the microscope of the Federal government for suspicion of a crime.  Quite frankly, even as a Federal criminal attorney when I hear of this happening there is an element […]

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Don’t Drive Into Jail Parking Lot When Drunk

by Zelick Glimelstein February 21, 2014 Accident Claims

When you’ve been out drinking all night, make sure you drive into a jail parking lot on your way home. Why? Well, it seems to be the place to go for at least two Florida residents. Law enforcement loves it when people who have had too much to drink, drive their vehicle to the county […]

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Sex Offenders Repeat Crimes in Florida

by Zelick Glimelstein February 6, 2014 Criminal Law

Photo Source-  http://www.unodc.org/southeasterneurope/en/criminal-justice-and-prison-reform/prison-reform.html Florida state legislature certainly has their hands full this year as new laws pertaining to many different criminal offenses make their rounds. One of the most controversial topics is stricter sentencing for sexual predators. Three bills for harsher sentencing received unanimous votes in the senate as of Monday, January 13th. These new […]

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Those Red Lights are Flashing for YOU!

by David Faltz February 6, 2014 Accident Claims

(Road Traffic Law, US/general) Ah, the open road. Is there anything quite like the feeling of freedom you get when you can go anywhere you want? People around the world like to point out how much we Americans love our cars, but we value not so much the cars themselves as the mobility they offer. […]

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Protecting a charity from fraud and deception

by NC Insurance January 27, 2014 Fraud

Unfortunate as it is to admit, charity fundraising is often seized upon by con artists and scammers, recognising this as an opportunity to steal money, using a good cause as a distraction. The Nation Fraud Authority found that in 2013 alone, the charity sector lost £103 million as a result of fraud, both internally (charity […]

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Does Watching Crime Shows Lead to Committing Crimes?

by caterinamaria January 22, 2014 Criminal Law

David Berkowitz (Son of Sam) said his neighbor’s dogs told him to shoot people. Richard Ramirez (Night Stalker) claimed the music of AC/DC made him kill. Mark David Chapman found reason to kill John Lennon in the pages of Catcher in the Rye and John Hinckley, Jr. blamed Jody Foster for his attempted assassination of […]

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The Job Of A Criminal Defense Lawyer: Beyond What Hollywood Shows

by Legal Author January 16, 2014 Criminal Law

For many people, the role of a criminal defense lawyer is the stuff of Hollywood. Shows like Law and Order or CSI and movies like The Devil’s Advocate love to portray defense lawyers as being unscrupulous, able to find loopholes at the last minute to free their client or having a vendetta against the prosecution. […]

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Top 8 Crime Scene Investigation Games for Android

by mariechan January 15, 2014 Criminal Law

Fancy yourself as a detective? Can you piece together clues and leads where others see only mystery? If so, check out this list of the top 8 Crime Scene Investigation games for Android. 1.    CSI Game Where better to start than a game based on the CSI TV shows? Based on seasons 1-5 (and with […]

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