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November 2016 Archives

Marijuana possession not a minor charge in Indiana

While there have been major shifts in cultural attitudes regarding those who use marijuana in the state of Indiana, those new perspectives have not affected law enforcement policies. Many people think that marijuana possession charges aren't a big deal anymore, but they're mistaken. In fact, Indiana has some of the harshest penalties for marijuana possession in the entire country. If you or someone you love has been charged with marijuana possession in the state of Indiana, even if it was a single joint, you need to retain the services of a skilled defense attorney with a record of drug defense as soon as possible!

No one could be wrongfully convicted of a child sex crime, right?

You might think that no one would dare to falsely accuse someone of such a horrendous thing. You might assume that a child couldn't lie about something like that -- or that a child wouldn't have enough information to lie. And even they did, the judge or jury wouldn't convict.

3 things to consider in a criminal defense case

A person who is facing criminal charges who hasn't ever been involved in the criminal justice system might have some concerns and questions about the process. With your freedom and finances on the line, it is crucial that you understand as much about the process as possible. Here are three things that you should consider if you find yourself facing any criminal charges in Indiana.

Fact check: Today's murder rate far lower than it was 45 years ago

Recently, certain politicians have been giving a false impression of the facts when discussing how widespread murder is in the U.S. While we would never urge you to vote for one candidate or party over another, we think it is crucial for everyone to be clear on how much violent crime there is in modern America.

HIDTA designation given to Marion County

It appears that what drug enforcement efforts look like here in the Indianapolis area could be seeing some changes. This is because of a designation Marion County was recently given. The county was recently classified as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). This came out of a +3-year effort to get this designation for the county.

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