Legal Blog & Information

Online Prostitute Sting Operations

Criminal defense lawyers have seen an increase in the number of cases involving online prostitution sting operations. These operations, conducted by law enforcement agencies across the country, aim to catch individuals who seek to buy sex from prostitutes using popular online platforms such as Craigslist. The way these operations typically work is that undercover officers… read more

How Often Do DUI Cases Go to Trial in Indianapolis?

While being charged with driving under the influence (DUI/OWI) is undoubtedly a serious matter, many may not realize that most such cases never go to trial. Instead, the majority of defendants have their cases resolved through plea bargaining. This occurs for various reasons, as we discuss below. Some Lawyers Aren’t Confident in Taking DUI Cases… read more

How To Prove Innocence When Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault in Indianapolis

Being falsely accused of a crime is one of the most difficult and stressful experiences an individual can face. In addition to the legal ramifications, it can have serious and long-lasting consequences for your reputation and relationships.  The best way to protect yourself from false accusations of sexual assault is to understand what you need… read more

What Are the Safest and Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Indianapolis?

Indianapolis is a wonderful city to live in, and countless individuals visit every year, enjoying everything the area offers.  Whether you’re looking to move to Indianapolis or just visit, it’s helpful to understand the safest neighborhoods in Indianapolis and the ones you should steer clear of.  The Safest Neighborhoods in Indianapolis, IN There are several… read more

How To Cope With the Stress of Title IX Allegations

Title IX prohibits federally funded educational institutions from discriminating based on sex. It requires schools to investigate allegations of sexual harassment and sexual violence. If the allegations are substantiated, schools can discipline the student. Usually, this involves placing them on probation, suspension, or expulsion.  There are currently 35 open Title IX sex discrimination cases in… read more

Criminal Mischief

Each state has a law against criminal mischief. The definitions and penalties vary by state. In most cases, it is a crime against personal property.  In Indiana, criminal mischief occurs when a person intentionally destroys, damages, or defaces property belonging to another person. Other states may refer to these crimes as graffiti, vandalism, or the… read more

5 Ways To Get Your Criminal Case Dismissed

An arrest can be traumatic, but a criminal conviction can ruin the rest of your life. A criminal record can prevent you from:  Avoiding a criminal conviction can help you stay out of jail or prison and save you from the stigma of a criminal record. Here are some things you should know about how… read more

The Consequences of an Indiana Level 6 Felony Conviction

Like most states, Indiana categorizes serious crimes into felony levels based on the severity of the offense. Indiana uses these categories to determine the consequences for the crimes within each category. Under the current criminal code, the least serious felonies fall into the Level 6 designation, and as a result, courts impose the lightest sentences… read more

Things Cops Do That Are Illegal: What a Police Officer Can and Cannot Do

Police officers are people just like the rest of us. They are not above the law and are not given a “free pass” just because they have a shield or they are law enforcement officers. Whether they are on-duty or off-duty, police officers must obey the law. When police officers break the law, they can… read more

What Are Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude?

What does it mean for a crime to be a crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT)? It can help to have a refresher of how laws are made. State legislatures introduce bills that are voted into law. State legislatures have the authority, for the most part, to define what is a crime inside the state.  Crimes… read more