Category : Criminal Defense

What Types of Physical Contact Can Be Considered Battery?

Criminal Defense

In October 2021, a Heltonville woman was arrested following an allegation that she had “head-butted” another woman earlier this year. According to news reports, the alleged perpetrator grabbed another woman by her shoulders, then head-butted the other woman—leaving the victim with bruising on her head. Given the women had some type of relationship, the defendant […]

How Does Indiana Charge Crimes of Political Violence?

Criminal Defense

There’s no single Indiana statute that covers all forms of violence of a political nature; a case will always depend on the facts. And, practically speaking, a prosecutor would likely consider filing a number of charges that would, and would not, include a political aspect. But let’s consider some state laws that can relate to […]

When the Target of a Battery is a Police Officer—The Impact This Has on the Charges

Criminal Defense

In September 2021, Vauhxx Booker was arrested for allegedly assaulting an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) officer while officers responded to an incident. According to news reports, IMPD officers were called to the scene as Booker was allegedly intoxicated and acting in an abusive manner. While the police were gathering information for their report, Booker […]

What happens when someone commits a crime out of state, then gets arrested in Indiana?

Criminal Defense

In October 2020, a bank-robbing Chicago couple fled the scene of their latest heist, eventually taking police on a high-speed, 100-chase into Indiana, where they were apprehended. Violet Greco, 20, was the driver and allegedly the mastermind of the crimes, while Glenesha Currie, 29, allegedly entered six banks demanding money. The couple left the scene […]

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 […]