Category : General

Resisting Arrest in Indiana

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A Central Indiana man suspected of driving a stolen vehicle led New Castle and Knightstown police officers on a high-speed, three-county car chase after officers tried to pull him over. The man, whose driving privileges had been already suspended for life, crashed in northern Rush County and allegedly fought the officers before being taken into […]

Who Else Could Get in Trouble Because of Your Indiana Gun Crime?

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Indiana gun dealers and purchasers take note. In April, the City of Chicago filed a civil lawsuit against Westforth Sports, a gun store in Gary, Indiana, claiming that the store is one of the primary suppliers of illegal firearms to felons and others Chicago. The gun store is just 10 miles from the Chicago border. […]

Free Resources in Indiana for People Struggling with Depression and Violent Impulses

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If you’re a Hoosier suffering from depression or struggling with aggressive impulses, you’re not alone. Since the start of the pandemic, the number of people reporting suffering from depression and anxiety has skyrocketed across Indiana and the United States. In Indiana, 36.6 percent of adults–one out of every three–reported symptoms of a depressive disorder in […]

Indiana’s Crime Guns Task Force Bill and What It Means for Defendants

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This year, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed into law Bill 1558, creating a Crime Guns Task Force designed to address violent crime in several central Indiana counties. The Task Force identifies and tracks firearms used in crimes across Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Marion, Morgan, Johnson, and Shelby counties. These counties have chosen to participate in […]

Can You Get Arrested for Behavior on Zoom?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed many work meetings to online platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet, but just because the meetings are virtual doesn’t mean you should abandon ordinary office decorum. Most importantly, this shift to remote meetings certainly doesn’t mean that criminal laws no longer apply from a legal standpoint. Remember […]

Tyson Timbs Gets His Land Rover Back

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After an eight-year court battle, Indiana resident Tyson Timbs finally succeeded in regaining possession of his Land Rover. In 2013, police seized Timbs’s vehicle as a civil asset forfeiture after arresting him for allegedly selling heroin to undercover officers. Timbs pleaded guilty to selling heroin and was sentenced to one year of home detention and […]

Indiana Approves Plan to go after Cybercriminals

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On March 15, the Indiana State Senate approved a bill that would allow Indiana prosecutors to build high-tech cybercrime response centers in 10 counties spread throughout the state.  A similar House bill allocates $6 million over two years that can be used for these facilities.  This is an expansion of an existing program operating out […]

Long-Term Effects of the Pandemic on Poverty and Crime in Indiana

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant effects on national trends related to poverty and crime across the country. Overall, the crime rate has dropped, due in part to the fact that more people are staying home. As people stopped driving their cars and going places, violent crimes and robberies decreased drastically in most major cities […]

Indiana Bill Would Send More Teens to Adult Court

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Legislators are debating the merits of a bill designed to streamline the prosecution of youth gun crimes. House Bill 1256 restores the ability to send 16 and 17-year-old offenders to adult court if they’re arrested for a second gun offense. The bill’s author, Representative Wendy McNamara, argues that juvenile gun charges often have no equivalent […]

Hanging with the Wrong Crowd Can Increase Your Chance of Going to Jail: A Look at the Science

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We are constantly influenced by our friends, for better or worse. Countless studies have demonstrated that the people we associate with can affect and alter our behavior in various ways, from the foods we eat to whether we smoke or do drugs. It’s been equally well-established that if your friends are involved in criminal activity, […]