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Be Careful When Dumping Your Trash

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Illegal dumping a crime? If you are still dealing with piles of empty boxes and bags of shredded wrapping paper after the holidays, you may be wondering what you’re going to do with all of it. In many communities, trash pickup is just once a week or even every other week. In some areas, waste […]

“Selfie” Arrests on the Rise

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Selfies are quite popular, and social media has only made them more so. Unfortunately, selfies are not always fun and hazard-free. In some tragic cases, people have lost their lives while taking a selfie – usually while driving. According to one media report, more people were killed in selfie-related incidents than shark attacks in 2015. […]

Football Fans Take Team Spirit Too Far

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People in Indiana know a thing or two about sports rivalries. Although most “bad blood” in sports is limited to banter and (mostly) good-natured verbal sparring, some fans take things too far.

When Does “Being Drunk in Public” Become Public Intoxication?

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Drunk in public becoming public intoxication Anyone who has dined in a restaurant or enjoyed a few drinks in a bar has probably seen someone who indulged in alcohol a little too much. Perhaps you have even seen a patron become a bit too loud or even belligerent.

Own a Drone? You Probably Have to Register

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It seems barely a day goes by now without a new report of someone getting into trouble over a drone. In September 2015, a hobby drone operator was arrested for flying his drone within 50 feet of a police helicopter. At the 2015 U.S. Open, a teacher was arrested for crashing a drone into the […]

I Confessed to a Crime. Now What?

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In most cases, talking to the police without a lawyer by your side is a mistake that can really hurt your case. When you are stopped by the police, however, it is normal to panic. Many people start talking without realizing they are jeopardizing their defense.

Common Defenses to Drug Charges

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Common defenses to drug charges Police departments across the country are cracking down on drug possession crimes, and Indiana is no exception. Being charged with a drug-related crime is a serious matter that can lead to lifetime consequences. Because prosecutors are aggressive when it comes to pursuing drug possession charges, it is critical to speak […]

The Waiting Is the Hardest Part – Reasons for Trial Delays

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When you’ve been charged with a crime, waiting for a trial or hearing date can be unbearable. Understandably, most criminal defendants just want to get their trial over with so they can move on with their lives. Although delays may be inevitable, knowing the reason behind them may help you weather the wait a little […]

Have You Been Charged with Arson?

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Charged with Arson Arson is a crime in which a person deliberately causes damage to a building or other structure by setting it on fire or creating an explosion. Because fires often lead to significant damage, serious injuries, and loss of life, prosecutors pursue these cases zealously.

The Problem with Eyewitness Testimony

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Problem with Eyewitness Testimony If you’ve never heard of Uriah Courtney, his story will likely shock you. At 25 years old, California native Uriah Courtney was charged with raping a 16-year-old girl. A jury convicted him, and the judge sent him to prison for life. At just 26 years old, Uriah was sure to spend […]