Category : Criminal Defense

When a Juvenile Is Charged with Murder in Indiana

Criminal Defense

When a juvenile commits a crime, the juvenile justice system is intended to help rehabilitate the child, so the penalties don’t follow him/her into adulthood. But when a juvenile faces a murder charge in Indiana, the consequences can be remarkably severe. This fact has been underscored by several recent murder cases involving teens. In 2019, […]

Defending High-Profile Murder Cases in Indiana: What You Should Know

Criminal Defense

Tragedy struck in Indianapolis in late January when a 17-year old allegedly killed six family members–including a 19-year old and her unborn child–during a dispute. The youth has been charged with six counts of murder, one count of attempted murder, and carrying a handgun without a license. His 15-year old brother is the sole survivor […]

What Happens When Someone is Arrested for Drug Trafficking in Indiana?

Criminal Defense

In December 2020, two California truck drivers were arrested when Indiana State Police found 50 kilos of cocaine among the 18,000 pounds of minced garlic they were transporting in a semi-trailer. The men were charged with possession of cocaine, a Level 3 Felony. For the moment, the State has not charged them with drug trafficking. […]

Caught Making Illegal Drugs at Home: How Will I Be Charged?

Criminal Defense

Under both Indiana and federal law, it is illegal to manufacture or cultivate any controlled substance, including methamphetamine or marijuana, without a proper state or federal license. The courts will impose severe penalties on individuals convicted of manufacturing such drugs, whether they manufactured the substances in their home, a lab, or elsewhere. If you’ve been […]

What Happens When Someone is Arrested for Human Trafficking in Indiana?

Criminal Defense

According to the State Department, approximately 27 million men, women, and children worldwide are victims of some form of human trafficking. Unfortunately, Indiana isn’t untouched by these numbers. In 2019, 157 Indiana human trafficking cases were reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline. This figure marked a 19 percent increase from 2018, although attorney general […]

The Connection Between Depression and Drug Abuse: What Defendants Need to Understand

Criminal Defense

The link between depression and substance abuse is well-known. The relationship is bi-directional: When a person is depressed, they are more likely to develop substance abuse problems, just as a person with substance abuse problems are more likely to be depressed. After an arrest, defendants must be particularly careful to watch for signs of falling […]

Criminal Defendants: Don’t Make These Four Mistakes During an Indiana Trial

Criminal Defense

If you’re facing a criminal charge in Indiana that will go to trial, your lawyer isn’t the only one that needs to be prepared. As a defendant, the judge and jury will scrutinize your every move. You need to show that they can trust and believe you. Here are the top four mistakes criminal defendants […]

Indiana Criminal Defense Stories of 2020 – and What We Can Learn From Them

Criminal Defense

There’s no question that this year is one for the history books. But some criminal defendants in Indiana made history for other reasons. Here are three of the most intriguing criminal defense stories of 2020 and what we can learn from them. The Indiana Supreme Court finds that a woman had the right to refuse […]

FAQ About Marijuana Crime Charges Under Indiana and Federal Law

Criminal Defense

Indiana has some of the most stringent marijuana laws in the country. If you’ve been arrested for a marijuana-related crime in Indiana, you are probably concerned about the charges you’ll face. Below we answer the most common questions we receive from defendants about state and federal marijuana charges. Q: Is Marijuana really illegal in Indiana? […]

Drug Arrest in Indiana: Potential Defenses

Criminal Defense

On July 8, 2020, the Indiana State Police intercepted approximately 12 pounds of methamphetamine in Munster, Indiana. According to ABC57 News, this large shipment of drugs came from El Paso, Texas, and was headed for the Chicagoland Northwest-Indiana area. In Indiana, a person caught in possession of methamphetamine without a valid prescription can face felony […]