Monthly Archives: January 2023

Assault, Battery, and Revenge


From Queen Boudicca to Genghis Khan to Aaron Burr, history abounds with famous acts of violence spurred by vengeance. Of course, plenty of revenge happens nowadays, too. Let’s look at what happens from a legal standpoint when revenge is a factor in situations of assault and battery. Is the Desire for Revenge Normal? Have you […]

We Are Not Amused: When Does a Joke Become a Crime?


When is a joke more than a joke? It might sound like a riddle, but the answer can have serious legal ramifications. That’s because the answer is “when a joke is actually a crime.” Today we’re looking at some situations when a so-called joke has led to trouble for the would-be comedian. Jokes About Bombs […]

What Is Pretrial Diversion in Indiana?


If you’ve been arrested and charged with a crime in Indiana, your attorney may have mentioned the possibility of “pretrial diversion.” But what does that mean? Does your lawyer stand in front of the judge, point, and yell, “Hey, Your Honor! What’s that, over there?” while you run the other way? Of course not. Let’s […]

Senior Citizens, Driving, and Drinking: Real Talk


How old is too old when it comes to driving? Of course, there’s no clear answer to that question. Plenty of drivers stay sharp into their 70s or even 80s, while others choose to give up their keys much earlier. But there is one fact that is crystal clear: senior citizens who drink and drive […]

Too Fast, Too Tipsy? High-Speed DUI/OWI In Indiana


DWI, DUI, OWI, or plain old drunk driving—it doesn’t matter what you call it, operating a car, commercial truck, or motorcycle under the influence of any intoxicating substance is a serious offense. You might not think it can get any more serious, but it can. Being stopped and charged with an extremely high-speed DUI is […]

Can You Refuse a Breathalyzer Test in Indiana?


What do you call it when a person has been drinking alcohol or using drugs and gets behind the wheel of a car—or any other type of vehicle? Most folks refer to this as “DUI,” which stands for driving under the influence. In Indiana, that crime is officially termed “Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated,” but […]

Cell Phones, Cameras, and Crime: The Use of Video Footage in Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

Would you believe that in only 30 days, more video content is uploaded to YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, and other online destinations than major TV networks have produced in 30 years? It’s a staggering statistic. It also illustrates the sheer power of ordinary people using handheld devices to literally change the world we live in. The […]