Criminal defence law blogs & blawgs

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

Young Drivers and Australian Traffic Laws

by Lana Wilde December 5, 2013 Road Traffic

Young drivers face scores of dangers after passing their provisional driving test. Often, this is caused by the excitement of being able to drive which leads to lapses in their concentration and in some situation they lack substitute for experience. Compared to older and more experienced drivers, the young and inexperienced are more likely to […]

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Criminal Cases and Civil Cases

by RyanD December 4, 2013 Criminal Law

Legal matters that result in court time can be of two types: criminal or civil. Criminal matters refer to those cases where a violation of a state or federal criminal code has taken place, resulting in adjudication and small claims matters between parties under a specific dollar amount (as an example a landlord-tenant dispute). There […]

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Sports club admits safety failings after banana boat death

by Harvey Harding November 28, 2013 Criminal Law

A water sports club has been ordered to pay £135,000 after safety failings lead to the death of a schoolgirl. Mari-Simon Cronje was killed after falling from an inflatable banana boat at Prince’s Sporting Club in Bedfont, Middlesex. The 11-year-old, who was enjoying a friend’s birthday celebrations, slipped from the inflatable banana and was stuck […]

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Are Minimum Sentences Effective at Reducing Crime?

by trisha November 22, 2013 Criminal Law

One issue which every person in the criminal justice field will encounter is whether minimum sentences are truly effective at reducing crime. This has become quite controversial recently and has consequently unleashed a new debate across the nation as to the true effectiveness of these sentencing guidelines.  The issue has lead to a new examination […]

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A fraud victim’s response to a fraudster’s allegations of extortion

by icpc November 21, 2013 Fraud

It is common practice for fraudsters who are defendants to civil fraud claims to allege that a fraud victim’s criminal complaint to police is being made for the purpose of obtaining an unlawful advantage in the civil proceedings. Sometimes fraudsters allege the criminal offence of extortion as against their fraud victims for the purpose of […]

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Married Couple Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

by ParkmanLawFirm November 14, 2013 Criminal Law

Keith Johnson, 46, and his wife, Angela Johnson, 44, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in United States District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia.  Another eight counts of wire fraud listed in the original indictment were dismissed by U.S. District Judge Leoni Brinkema as part of the plea agreement.  According […]

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Forensic Expert Witness Testifies in the Amanda Knox Murder Trial

by theexpertinstitute November 14, 2013 Criminal Law

A forensic expert witness will play a critical role in the re-opened case against Amanda Knox, shedding light on the evidence allegedly linking the young American to the 2007 murder of her former roommate, British student Meredith Kercher. Kercher was found in the Italian apartment she shared with Knox having died from 47 stab wounds, […]

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Find Out the Easiest Way to Get Bail Bond New Jersey Based

by edralyn November 1, 2013 Criminal Law

Situations can be really tough and trying, if someone close to you lands in legal trouble. This obviously doesn’t mean that the person concerned will necessarily have a criminal or legally disordered background. After all, even good people can occasionally end up in terrible situations. In such circumstances, your prime responsibility is to ensure your […]

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Sandusky Victims $60 Million Settlement Highlights Leverage Provided by Expert Witnesses in Sexual Abuse Lawsuits

by theexpertinstitute October 31, 2013 Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Pennsylvania State University announced on Monday that they will pay an aggregate of $59.7 million to settle claims from 26 victims of sexual abuse. The university’s former assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky, was unanimously found guilty of 45 criminal counts relating to the sexual abuse he inflicted upon eight young boys he met at The […]

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Suspended Driver’s License: Often A Casualty Of DUI

by Holly R Brady October 31, 2013 Criminal Law

Driving under the influence is a serious crime that can lead to detrimental consequences, but for some reason, around 1.4 million arrests still occur yearly for the act. Luckily, the majority of those convicted for DUI don’t end up arrested for it again, and with ignition interlock devices becoming so popular, this number is sure […]

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Medical Imaging Company Sued for Insurance Fraud

by ParkmanLawFirm October 31, 2013 Criminal Law

An Edina based mobile medical imagine company and 46 chiropractors have been accused in a federal lawsuit of being involved in a kickback scheme that alleges fraudulent insurance claims.  The civil suit alleges Mobile Diagnostic Imaging Inc. and its owner, Michael Appleman, of working with chiropractors to game the state’s no-fault auto insurance law. The […]

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Wife of Seattle Mariners Baseball Player Charged with Wire Fraud

by ParkmanLawFirm October 29, 2013 Criminal Law

Maria Jacqueline Peguero, the wife of Seattle Mariners outfield Carlos Peguero, has been accused of using Felix Hernandez’s wife’s debit card to make over $180,000 in unauthorized purchases.  Peguero allegedly used Sandra Hernandez’s card to make at least 60 purchases from Saks Fifth Avenue between June and October 2012.  Authorities say that she had the […]

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – How to Stand Up for Yourself

by contactus October 17, 2013 Criminal Defence Lawyers

Individuals who are victims of sexual harassment and discrimination often suffer in silence. Like rape victims, victims of sexual harassment often feel somewhat responsible for being mistreated. Make no mistake: it takes courage to stand up for yourself. But once you summon the courage to do something about it, you need a good lawyer who […]

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Woman Sentenced for Mail Fraud in Alexandria

by ParkmanLawFirm October 16, 2013 Criminal Law

According to the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, Dawn Johnson recently entered into an agreement and pleaded guilty to federal mail fraud and presenting fictitious or fraudulent claims.  From January 2007 to April 2011, Johnson devised and executed a scheme to defraud members of her family and former associates in the Eastern District of Virginia. The […]

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Benefit Fraud: A Common Sense Guide

by MelissaDwyer October 15, 2013 Fraud

The consequences of benefit fraud can be serious, with significant fines and even a prison sentence in some cases. Everyone convicted of benefit fraud will be required to repay all the money received through false pretences. It is not uncommon to be accused of benefit fraud where there is no basis for this, so it […]

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Private Prisons, Hucksters, and Civil Rights Violations: Deja Vu All Over Again

by contactus October 14, 2013 Assault

This is an editorial by Darwin Overson, a Salt Lake criminal defense attorney who has represented clients in matters of wrongful imprisonment and appeal.  You can read more on Darwin’s blog at On March 6, 2013, Peg McEntee reported for the Salt Lake Tribune that the Utah Legislature was going to attempt once again to sling shot a […]

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A Holistic Approach to Representing Juveniles and Young Adults

by contactus October 9, 2013 Criminal Defence Lawyers

As a Brooklyn criminal defense attorney, I have a lot of experience with troubled youth.  There is no single prescription for helping them turn things around, but my experience has shown me that young adults in trouble tend to lack the psychological self-awareness necessary to understand the roots of their behavior and learn to control their impulses. My belief is that adolescents can […]

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Tools to Help You Find a Safe, Low-Crime Neighborhood

by Law Guru October 4, 2013 Criminal Law

With the uncertainty of today’s job market, many people find themselves making unexpected moves in order to stay employed. As a result, more people are on the lookout for apartment and home rentals than ever before. After all, it makes sense to rent when you are unsure how long you plan to stay in a […]

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The Most Infamous Criminal Lawyers

by RyanD October 2, 2013 Criminal Law

Under the American justice system, all are considered to be innocent until proven guilty and entitled to legal representation. Lawyers serve in the role of advocate on behalf of the interests of their clients. This is the case regardless of whether the person is actually innocent or guilty. The interest of the law, at least […]

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What happens if you are charged under the NSW Summary Offences Act? (Australian Law)

by Bill Vasiliadis September 30, 2013 Criminal Law

The NSW Summary Offences Act (1988), identifies a number of different offences which are considered ‘summary’ offences. These are generally considered to be minor offences, which are dealt with in a specific manner and have certain maximum penalties. If you have been charged with a summary offence, you could still face a lifelong criminal conviction […]

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Online Fraud: How to Avoid a Ticket Scam

by barlowrobbins September 26, 2013 Fraud

Imagine that you’ve managed to somehow secure tickets to see your favourite band. As time goes by, you begin to steadily realise that the coach that’s supposed to be picking you up is nowhere to be seen. You’re left by the side of the road, missing the performance and unsure of what to do. Tragic, […]

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The Risks and Rewards of Reporting Green Energy Fraud

by ValerieC September 25, 2013 Fraud

Green marketing is a new tactic to take advantage of a rising wave of environmental concern and awareness. Unfortunately, some purportedly green companies do not share the same concern for their customers. Whether in an energy company gaining statewide rate increases by claiming green energy generation methods that are not being employed, or in a […]

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DUI & Endangerment: Understanding Your Charges

by KariLloyd September 24, 2013 Arrest

(US Law) There are some criminalized acts on the books that many people don’t even realize are crimes, but when it comes to driving under the influence (DUI), this is not a realistic belief. Even with some of the consequences of a DUI conviction being common knowledge, there are still numerous DUI arrests every year. […]

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Paranormal Activity Scare Yourself Silly in San Francisco.

by edralyn September 12, 2013 Criminal Law

Paranormal Activity: Scare Yourself Silly in San Francisco There are 812,826 living people in San Francisco as of 2011. Notice, we said “living.” How many un-living people are populating San Francisco is anyone’s guess. The city is known for being home to some of the most haunted spots in the nation. The next time you’re […]

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When Charged with a DUI: How to Locate and Retain an Attorney for your Case

by Ladyblogger September 5, 2013 Accident Claims Law

It’s likely that everyone knows that driving under the influence (DUI) is against the law. For some reason, however, there were still 1.41 million DUI arrests in 2010 alone. When an individual faces these charges, it’s imperative that they seek out legal help. A drunk driving arrest, even with breathalyzer evidence, isn’t an automatic conviction. […]

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