Category : General

A Quick Overview of Indiana’s Prison System

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The state of Indiana has 18 adult correctional facilities, consisting of minimum, medium, and maximum security levels. The Indiana Department of Corrections (IDOC), which operates all state prisons, assigns offenders to a particular facility based on the nature of the offense, the offender’s criminal record, considerations of public and staff safety, the safety of the […]

COVID-19: What Happens if You’re Under Quarantine or Too Sick to Attend Your Trial?

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The coronavirus pandemic has thrust the world into a period of unprecedented uncertainty. If you’re awaiting a trial or a court hearing, you probably feel especially anxious about what will happen if you or a family member become sick with the virus, and you can’t attend your court date because you’re too ill or under […]

How to Handle the Stress of an Indiana Criminal Charge and the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Dealing with a criminal charge is stressful under the best of times. When you add the stress and concerns of the coronavirus pandemic, you might start feeling downright panicky. Here are a few tips for keeping these twin stressors under control. Limit your exposure to the news. Turn on the news, read a paper, and […]

What is Happening to Jury Trials During the Pandemic?

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When you are in the middle of criminal court proceedings, or if you have a criminal trial coming up soon, you are probably wondering what exactly will happen with jury trials during the COVID-19 crisis. While many non-essential businesses have closed, the courts are still open. However, in an attempt to keep gatherings of people […]

Update on Indiana Courts and the Coronavirus

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On March 23, 2020, Governor Eric Holcomb issued a stay-at-home order requiring residents of Indiana to stay at home unless they are at work or doing permitted activities like caring for someone, obtaining needed supplies, or for health and safety. He extended the order on April 6, 2020, leaving Hoosiers at home through April 20, 2020, in […]

How Indiana Criminal Defense Attorneys are Helping Clients Remotely

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Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, we keep hearing about “essential workers,” those with jobs that must continue to work while most of Indiana stays at home to slow the spread of the novel Coronavirus. Indiana’s government considers attorneys essential workers, and we are continuing to work for you. While Indiana attorneys can continue to go into […]

How Are Jails Protecting Inmates from Coronavirus?

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With more than 3,100 cases of COVID-19 or Coronavirus in Indiana, safety is on everyone’s mind. If you have a loved one in the Indiana penal system, you may be wondering what Indiana is doing to keep inmates safe and healthy. According to the Indiana Department of Corrections (IDOC), the IDOC and Wexford, the contracted healthcare provider […]

Do’s and Don’ts for When You Get Stopped for DUI in Indiana

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Getting stopped by the Indiana police on suspicion of DUI can be stressful under the best circumstances. But if the police stop you after having had a drink or two, it can be downright frightening. To protect your rights after getting flagged down by the police, remember to follow these do’s and don’ts. DO 1. […]

What to After You’ve Been Arrested for a Hit and Run

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You were scared or confused and failed to stop after an accident in Indiana. Now you’ve been arrested for hit and run, and you have no idea how to move forward. Here are five tips for what you can do now to start making life better. Hire an attorney. It’s urgent that you speak with […]

How a DUI Felony Conviction Can Make Your Life Harder – and What to Do About It

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An Indiana DUI felony conviction can impact your life in ways you’d never imagined. That’s why if you’re facing DUI felony charges, it’s crucial to find an experienced criminal defense attorney right from the start. The sooner you start preparing your defense, the better chance you have for a positive outcome and minimal impact on […]