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White River Township Firefighter Arrested for DUI

Johnson County police officers arrested a White River Township firefighter on charges of drunk driving. According to reports, the firefighter was speeding on May 9, 2020, when a deputy pulled him over. Raymond W. Denson of Greenwood faces charges of driving under the influence of alcohol. A deputy stopped Denson for speeding on County Line… read more

How Does Bail Work in Indiana?

When someone is arrested, a top concern is how to get out of jail as quickly as possible. Posting bail allows a person to leave jail and remain out of jail pending the outcome of the criminal case. In Indiana, there are several ways to post bail. How is Bail Decided in Indiana? When police… read more

IMPD Investigating Fatal Shooting on Indy’s East Side

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) is investigating a double shooting in East Indianapolis. The shoot happened on August 2, 2020, around 7:45 that evening. Police found two individuals suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds close to the intersection of North Franklin Road and East 34th Street. Police responded to another shooting on… read more

How Hard is it to Pass the Indiana Bar Exam?

Indiana is one of the couple dozen states that have not adopted the Uniform Bar Examination developed by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE). That does not necessarily mean that the Indiana bar exam is more or less difficult than the UBE.  The bar exam is standard for all applicants in Indiana. How difficult… read more

Investigators List 6 Potential Crimes in Lake Monroe Assault Case

The Associated Press (AP) has been following an incident that occurred at Lake Monroe over the July Fourth weekend. The AP requested and obtained a 68-page document from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources in response to a public records act request. In addition to state investigations, the FBI has confirmed that it is also… read more

Indianapolis Homicides Increased by Nearly 50% in First Half Of 2020

Many cities throughout the country have reported drops in crime rates during the coronavirus shut down. Indianapolis is no exception. Overall crime rates in the city have decreased by 10 percent during the first six months of 2020. However, when you look at the specific figures, the picture is much different. Burglary rates decreased by… read more

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