Monthly Archives: October 2015

When Can Police Search My Stuff?

Criminal Defense

There’s a lot about search and seizure law I can’t fit into a post. Heck, there’s enough that they teach entire classes for a semester at law school. But I wanted to give a primer on police searches and seizures because I believe an informed public is a safe one. The fourth and fourteenth amendments […]

Authorities Cracking Down on Health Care Fraud

General, Uncategorized

In past decades, the U.S. government took a “reactive” approach to health care fraud – something that has changed in recent years, according to Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell. Addressing the American Bar Association, Ms. Caldwell stated that the federal government has “come a long way since those days.”

Can I Text 911?


You can now text 911 in Marion County, IN. This is an amazing opportunity for residents, as it allows you to contact emergency services without making any noise! Therefore, the deaf can now be better served in emergencies. Or perhaps you do not want to alert an intruder of your location! Please use this amazing […]

Can The Judge Send Me To Jail For Laughing?


It should go without saying, but you should not upset the person that may be deciding your fate. Take this recent example from the Ninth Circuit , where a man was sentenced to one year by a federal court. He laughed at the judge after this sentenced was imposed. And with a swing of the […]

DNA Evidence Not Always Accurate

General, Uncategorized

On detective shows, it only takes roughly an hour to solve a crime. Complicated facts are easily and efficiently unraveled in a crime lab using DNA evidence. Investigators and prosecutors produce a conviction, and the case is wrapped up.

Should I Refuse Field Sobriety Tests?


Every new client that is charged with Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated shares a similar, sad, tale with me. Without fail, every client tells me about their stop and interaction with the police officer. Then I ask them the question: “Did you perform field sobriety tests?” Yes Folks, let me start by saying that you […]

Are Jailhouse Telephone Calls Monitored?

General, Uncategorized

Being arrested, placed in handcuffs, and processed through a jail is a jarring, scary experience. Understandably, many people’s first instinct is to call a loved one or close friend from jail and pour their heart out over the phone. In a situation where all of your personal belongings have been taken from you, you have […]

Domestic Battery in Indiana

General, Uncategorized

Domestic battery is a serious criminal charge with potentially severe consequences. If you’re facing a domestic battery charge, you need to speak with a criminal defense attorney right away.

Is It a Crime to Spank Your Child?

General, Uncategorized

Whether you’re a sports fan or not, you probably heard about the case involving NFL running back Adrian Peterson. In September 2014, Peterson was indicted for striking his four-year-old son with a tree branch – something Peterson referred to as a “switch.”

What You Say Online Can Come Back to Haunt You

General, Uncategorized

The internet has changed just about every aspect of life. People go online to work, shop, communicate, and socialize. Unfortunately, some people use the internet to intimidate or harass other people.