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Your Teen Got Arrested in Indiana: How You Can Help

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When you receive the news that the police have arrested your teen, your first reaction might be crushing disappointment and shock. But those feelings will quickly give way to concern. You love your child and want him or her to have the best future possible–one where they have the chance to grow and learn from […]

The Right Way and Wrong Way to Tell Your Family About Your Arrest

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Sometimes the only thing more difficult than getting arrested is having to tell your family about your arrest. As hard as this is, you must do it. They may feel disappointed, frightened or angry, but they can also provide the support and love that you need, even as they work through these emotions. Here are […]

Long-Term Consequences of a Felony Conviction

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If you are convicted of a felony, the consequences can be wide-ranging and long-lasting. You may face difficulties with maintaining or obtaining employment; it can be hard to rent a home; and you can temporarily or permanently lose important rights, like the right to vote or own a gun. In this article, we’ll discuss the […]

Five Ways to Make Your Indiana Criminal Defense Case Way More Complicated Than it Needs to Be (and What to Do Instead)

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Facing a criminal charge can be scary and overwhelming. The legal process is much more complicated than a simple traffic ticket. You want to help yourself, but it’s hard to know what to do or where to turn. In this article, we’ll talk about what you shouldn’t do if you’re facing a criminal charge, and […]

Powerful Defenses Against Felony Assault Charges in Indiana

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Felonies in Indiana are designated from Level 1 to Level 6, with level 1 felonies including the most serious crimes such as murder and aggravated rape. Level 6 felonies are considered the least serious and can often be charged as either misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the discretion of the prosecutor. A felony assault generally […]

Caught Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana in Indiana: What Happens Next?

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While marijuana laws seem to be relaxing across the country, this isn’t the case in all states. Moreover, driving while under the influence of marijuana used recreationally is still illegal in every state in the U.S. In Indiana, a person is guilty of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) if they operate a vehicle while a […]

Razumich & Delamater PC are excited to announce that our very own Joe Delamater has been selected for Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series Class XLIII!

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Each year the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series (SKL), now in its 43rd year, selects 25 individuals to participate in this highly competitive program, which seeks to expand the ranks of community leaders by teaching and motivating members to address the needs of Central Indiana. Joe Delamater is originally from New York. He moved […]

How Does a Criminal Record Affect Me in the Future?

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The unfortunate reality of the modern criminal justice system is that a significant number of people charged with a crime will get convicted of SOMETHING. Despite the best efforts of defense attorneys otherwise, the police actually are reasonably good at their job, especially with lower-level offenses. If the evidence against a defendant is strong enough […]

What is the Discovery Process?

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One of the more exciting things to see in television dramas about the legal system is the tense courtroom moment when either the prosecution or the defense (depending on which side is the viewpoint for the show) confronts a witness with a surprise piece of evidence or a surprise witness. The testifying witness breaks down […]

Can the Police Lie to You?

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A question we’re frequently asked is whether the police are allowed to lie to suspects during the investigation of a crime. The short answer is “yes”, the police are under no obligation to be truthful with a person that they’re investigating. Remember, the job of the police is to gather evidence that can be used […]