Category : Criminal Defense

How Do Indiana and Federal Marijuana Laws Differ?

Criminal Defense

Recreational marijuana is now legal in 16 states in the U.S. and the District of Columbia. Despite loosening marijuana laws across the country, possession and distribution of marijuana are still illegal in Indiana and under federal law. However, if you’re facing charges for marijuana violations, the penalties you face will differ based on whether you’re […]

Injure a Cop or Destroy Police Property During a DUI? Here’s What May Happen

Criminal Defense

If you’re involved in a crash that destroys another car or injures someone, it can be scary, even if you don’t believe you’re at fault. But if you hit a police car or a police officer, you can face serious repercussions, and you’ll need an experienced Indiana DUI lawyer by your side. That’s what two […]

I Lost Consciousness During My Arrest: Can You Create a Defense?

Criminal Defense

An arrest is a frightening experience. But if you have little or no memory of your arrest because you lost consciousness during or after your arrest, events can be even more frightening. You’re undoubtedly worried about how to craft a defense with your attorney if you don’t remember what happened or what you may have […]

Defending Yourself from Assault Charges with Video evidence

Criminal Defense

If you’re arrested for hitting someone, you’re undoubtedly worried about what will happen and how you will defend yourself. In today’s world, it’s even possible that there’s video evidence of the incident. Between public and business surveillance cameras and everyone’s inclination to whip out a cell phone at the first hint of a conflict, it’s […]

Can Brain Damage Make You More Likely to Break the Law?

Criminal Defense

The possibility of brain damage leading to criminal activity is an intriguing idea. The concept has long been the subject of debate in courtrooms where defense attorneys attempt to use past brain injuries as a line of defense for their clients on trial. Can brain damage actually increase your likelihood of committing a crime? Multiple […]

Violence in Stepfamilies: A Journalistic Look

Criminal Defense

When families merge and create stepfamilies, it’s natural to be concerned about how everyone will get along. Most stepfamilies do well in the face of potential stressors. But stepfamilies do face a greater risk of violence than traditional families where the children are biologically related to both parents. Risk of Violence for Stepchildren The New […]

Pendleton State Prison— Battling an Outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease

Criminal Defense

The first week of December brought more than a winter’s chill to Indiana’s Pendleton Correctional Facility inmates. It brought news of an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, a bacterial lung infection that kills one-in-ten who contract the illness. The facility had confirmed that three inmates had contracted the disease, and one of them had died. Another […]

Indiana’s Biggest Crime Stories of 2021

Criminal Defense

The biggest story in Indiana crime isn’t one particular event but the fact Indianapolis saw another record-breaking year of homicides. The city had 246 homicides by late November—breaking 2021’s record of 245 with more than a full month left in the year to go. In response, expect to see changes in the city in the […]

The Challenges of a Double DUI in Indiana

Criminal Defense

A man and his wife ended up in double DUI trouble outside of Poseyville, Indiana recently. According to Fox59, the Indiana man was driving home one evening when he crashed into a semi-truck. He called his wife to pick him up at the scene of the accident. But when she arrived, she promptly crashed into […]

Don Lemon’s Battery Lawsuit and What We Can Learn From It

Criminal Defense

In 2019, CNN anchor Don Lemon was sued for sexual assault and battery in New York state court by Dustin Hice, and new developments suggest that the case will be tried in court next year. According to the complaint, Hice alleged that, at a bar, Lemon “put his hand down the front of his own […]