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An Indiana Woman Receives Probation for Participating in the Capitol Riots

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On June 23, a district court judge sentenced an Indiana woman to three years of probation and ordered her to pay $500 in restitution for her participation in the January 6 riots at the Capitol. The ruling comes after Anna Morgan-Lloyd, 49, pled guilty to one misdemeanor charge of engaging in parading, demonstrating, or picketing […]

Arrested in Indiana, but You Can’t Make Bail

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Getting arrested in Indiana is a scary predicament–even more so if you’re facing the prospect of having to stay in jail until the trial. Staying in jail, even for a few days, can be highly disruptive to your family, your job, and almost every other part of your life. What do you do when the […]

How Dangerous Are Indiana Jails, and What Can You Do If You’re Jailed?

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The worst thing about jail is not just the time spent in a cell or the lack of freedom—it’s also the potential threats it poses to your health and physical well-being. According to data compiled by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the death rate of inmates nationwide in 2018 was at its highest rate since […]

Arrested in Indiana, but You Can’t Remember What Happened

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It’s the stuff of “buddy comedies,” but it’s certainly not funny when it happens to you. You find yourself under arrest—or worse, you wake up in an Indiana jail—and you haven’t the slightest idea how you got there. Perhaps you had too much to drink the night before and blacked out; perhaps you have a […]

Forensic Mistakes that Can Lead to False Arrest and Conviction

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Over the past few decades, forensic science (applying science to help solve crimes) has taken quantum leaps forward. Today, forensic scientists utilize DNA analysis and multiple modern technologies with remarkable accuracy, captivating the public’s imagination and even inspiring TV dramas like Bones and CSI. But in the real world, forensic science is far from foolproof, […]

5 More Ways Criminal Trials Aren’t Like on Television

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If you’re a criminal defendant with a trial approaching, we recommend avoiding watching television shows featuring trials. These crime shows are bound to make you anxious–especially since, as we’ve said before, much of what you see on television is nothing like the real thing. If you can’t resist watching anyway, keep in mind these five […]

Arrested at College in Indiana When You’re from Out of State: What Should You Do?

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College can be a crazy time. From parties to dorm rooms, new people, and harder classes, many students find themselves off-kilter when they head out of state to Indiana for college. But some of the situations you’ll face in college can lead to risky behavior and possible police involvement. According to the National Center for […]

Resisting Arrest in Indiana

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A Central Indiana man suspected of driving a stolen vehicle led New Castle and Knightstown police officers on a high-speed, three-county car chase after officers tried to pull him over. The man, whose driving privileges had been already suspended for life, crashed in northern Rush County and allegedly fought the officers before being taken into […]

Who Else Could Get in Trouble Because of Your Indiana Gun Crime?

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Indiana gun dealers and purchasers take note. In April, the City of Chicago filed a civil lawsuit against Westforth Sports, a gun store in Gary, Indiana, claiming that the store is one of the primary suppliers of illegal firearms to felons and others Chicago. The gun store is just 10 miles from the Chicago border. […]

Free Resources in Indiana for People Struggling with Depression and Violent Impulses

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If you’re a Hoosier suffering from depression or struggling with aggressive impulses, you’re not alone. Since the start of the pandemic, the number of people reporting suffering from depression and anxiety has skyrocketed across Indiana and the United States. In Indiana, 36.6 percent of adults–one out of every three–reported symptoms of a depressive disorder in […]