May 29, 2021 | Criminal Defense
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
March 19, 2021 | Criminal Defense
An arrest can be traumatic, but a criminal conviction can ruin the rest of your life. A criminal record can prevent you from: Renting a home Owning a firearm Getting some jobs Obtaining a bank loan Receiving approval for occupational licenses Avoiding a criminal conviction can help you stay out of jail or prison and… read more
10 Examples of Police Misconduct to Refer to for Your Case
January 21, 2021 | Criminal Defense
Police misconduct is something everyone in America has thought about over the last few years. Though the term is fairly broad and can be used to describe a great many different things, it is generally used when referring to actions taken by police officers that are either illegal or against department policies and protocols. We… read more
Is It Legal to Own a Pet Sloth in Indiana?
December 29, 2020 | Criminal Defense
Sloths are awfully cute. They are slow-moving mammals native to Central and South American rainforests. The two-toed sloth has an average life span of 20 to 30 years and when bought as an exotic pet, are usually bred in captivity. They have a complex diet and can be difficult to maintain as they need trees… read more
Indiana Gun Laws
December 15, 2020 | Criminal Defense
The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution gives all citizens the right to bear arms. This includes Indiana residents. However, each state has taken it upon itself to govern the keeping and bearing of arms within its borders. While some might argue that the Second Amendment gives citizens broad gun ownership rights, the reality… read more
Can You Be Prosecuted for Causing Someone’s Suicide in Indiana?
December 8, 2020 | Criminal Defense
Suicide is a serious health problem in the United States. It was the tenth leading cause of death in 2018. Over 48,000 people committed suicide that year. Suicide is defined as taking your life by causing harm to yourself with the intent of ending your life. Since suicide involves someone taking their own life through… read more
What If I Was Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence?
November 28, 2020 | Criminal Defense
Domestic violence in any context must be taken seriously by all involved. Unfortunately, abuse can and does occur in troubled relationships. Because it can be difficult to sort out who did what in highly volatile relationships, it is important that we all look carefully at allegations and evidence of domestic abuse. Unfounded allegations of domestic… read more
How to Know if You Hire a Good or Bad Criminal Defense Attorney
November 4, 2020 | Criminal Defense
It is no secret that a good criminal defense attorney is one of the keys to putting up a robust defense. A skilled criminal defense attorney will know what to do at each step of your case, from interviewing witnesses and filing motions on your behalf, to negotiating a plea deal and representing you in… read more
How Safe Is Indianapolis?
May 26, 2020 | Criminal Defense
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
Five Questions You Should Ask During Interactions with the Police
March 31, 2020 | Criminal Defense
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