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Indianapolis Sees 100th Homicide of the Year

Crime rates might have dropped during the coronavirus pandemic, but Indianapolis marked a sad milestone on June 18, 2020, that it did not hit until September of last year. The city marked its 100th homicide of the year. According to news reports, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department reported that a man was fatally shot around… read more

How Safe Is Indianapolis?

Each year, more than 29 million tourists visit Indianapolis. That was good enough for the city to claim the number 15 spot on a recent listing of most popular U.S. cities for tourists. Whether it’s to experience the country’s largest gaming convention, the Indy 500, the Big Ten Football Championship Game, or an NFL scouting… read more

Age of Consent Laws in Indiana

The age of consent here in Indiana is 16. That means that if you’re 18 or older, you can get into serious legal trouble if you’re accused of having sexual contact with someone younger than 16. What Does Indiana Law Say About Sexual Conduct with a Minor? In the eyes of the law in the… read more

Can I get in Trouble for Breaking Holcomb’s Shelter in Place?

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 is sweeping across countries and leaving a trail of disruption. The pandemic has spread to the U.S. and many states are leading the way to protect their citizens. One way that states are doing this is by declaring a shelter in place or stay at home order. As these are not… read more

Could We See Martial Law in Indiana Due to Coronavirus?

It is unlikely that Indiana’s Stay At Home order will lead to martial law. The shelter in place orders issued throughout the country are intended to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Even though we may be under a State of Emergency, governments are still able to maintain control. What is Martial Law? Martial law… read more

Five Questions You Should Ask During Interactions with the Police

Imagine that you are walking down the street and a police officer stops you and begins to ask you questions. They may interrogate you and make you feel like you have to comply with them and that you cannot leave. If this is the case, remember that you do have rights and there are several… read more

What Happens If You Get an Out of State Warrant for Arrest?

A warrant is a document that is issued by a court that gives police permission to take some specific action. There are several different types of warrants including searching a location or person, arresting someone, or seize a piece of property. They are detailed documents that only allow for certain actions. Any evidence collected or… read more

What is a Hung Jury?

In early January, an Indiana man facing murder and robbery charges learned he would have to face another trial after the jury said it was hung. Although they cleared him of the robbery charge, the jury could not reach a decision on the one for murder. So, what exactly does that mean? It’s not unusual… read more

Can You Be Arrested For Flipping Off the Cops?

Have you ever had the urge to let police officers know how you really feel? We understand. It’s perfectly normal to want to vent or express your frustration after what you feel is unfair treatment by a police officer. Is sticking out your middle finger, though, crossing the line? It may be legal, but it’s… read more

What is a Subpoena?

You’re sitting at home minding your own business when a knock at the door shatters your mood. Standing on your step is a police officer with a subpoena that has your name on it. What do you do? Once the understandable feelings of shock and confusion begin to fade, your first call should be to… read more