Category : Criminal Defense

5 Ways Criminal Trials Are Not Like on Television

Criminal Defense

If you’re a criminal defendant, watching a legal-themed television drama or movie may make nervous about your impending trial. You’ll be relieved to know that Hollywood courtroom scenes bear little resemblance to the real thing. Here are five ways that actual criminal trials differ from those on television. The criminal process isn’t brief. Most legal […]

How To Help Your Indiana Criminal Defense Attorney Help You

Criminal Defense

When you’re facing criminal charges, it’s smart to put your case in the hands of a trustworthy and qualified criminal defense attorney. But without your assistance and cooperation, it’ll be difficult for your attorney to achieve the best possible outcome for you. Here are five things you can do to help your Indiana Criminal defense […]

What is Indiana’s New Marijuana Reform Bill?

Criminal Defense

Right now, marijuana possession has the second-highest arrest rate in Indiana. But might that soon change? State Senator Karen Tallian (D- Ogden Dunes) has introduced three marijuana policy reform-related bills. If passed, the bills could decriminalize the possession of less than one ounce of cannabis, legalize smokeable hemp, and establish a cannabis compliance commission that […]

Arrested after a Bar Fight in Indiana: Possible Defenses

Criminal Defense

It happens all the time. One minute, you’re having a quiet drink at your favorite watering hole. The next, you’re throwing or dodging blows. When you’re in the heat of the moment, you’re probably not thinking of how a bar fight can lead to multiple criminal charges, from disorderly conduct to assault and battery, or […]

Indiana Law vs. Federal law: How are Marijuana Crimes Punished?

Criminal Defense

Although numerous states have legalized marijuana use, it continues to be illegal under both federal and Indiana law. Anyone who grows, markets, distributes, or possesses marijuana in Indiana is almost certainly breaking the law. Both federal and state statutes have classified it as a Schedule I controlled substance, which is a category of drugs that […]

How an Indiana Criminal Conviction Can Impact your Immigration Status

Criminal Defense

If you’re a foreign-born person convicted of a crime in Indiana, you’re likely to be concerned about how the conviction will affect your immigration status. The United States requires all immigration applicants to divulge all information about their criminal history, whether applying for a visa, green card, adjustment of status, or U.S. citizenship. If you […]

Timeless Lessons for Indiana Criminal Defendants

Criminal Defense

After being arrested in Indiana, many criminal defendants find themselves soul-searching, wondering how they arrived at this situation. Others become despondent and have a difficult time moving forward with a positive attitude. If you’re struggling to deal with your arrest, you may find encouraging lessons from the famous “Self-Reliance” essay of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Give […]

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 […]