Criminal Defense

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

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

What to Expect if You’re Arrested for Drug Possession

Being out and having a good time is all well and good…until you hear the words, “place your hands behind your back; you’re under arrest.” If controlled substances – drugs – are involved, things can get really serious, really fast. The steps you take in the immediate aftermath of your arrest – whether you’re actually… read more

Is Mail Order Weed Legal?

In an era when everything from groceries to vehicles – and everything in between – can be bought online, it only makes sense that marijuana would get the same treatment. In fact, from 2005-2017, about 2.5 million people looked for online marijuana ordering services in their Google searches. When you also consider that Canada has… read more

What Is a Criminal Defense Attorney and When Do You Need One?

Criminal defense attorneys often get a bad rap from Hollywood movies and TV shows. While plotlines frequently lead the audience to see defense attorneys as slippery creatures who routinely lie to judges, juries, and even their clients, reality lives in a different dimension than a screenplay. What is a Criminal Defense Attorney? The definition of… read more

Do Ankle Bracelets Have Microphones?

Former NFL star Michael Vick wore one. Comedians Andy Dick and Tracy Morgan did, as well. Heck, even Lindsay Lohan had one. We’re talking about electronic monitoring devices – ankle bracelets – required to be worn by some suspects rather than spending time in jail. According to the most recent data, court-ordered use of GPS… read more