Traffic stop leads to potential federal charges

A traffic stop last month led to an arrest that could result in federal charges of domestic terrorism for a 31-year-old Indianapolis man. He was stopped by a Greenwood police officer on U.S. 31 after he raised the suspicions of the officer, who saw him driving through a mall parking lot. The man wa...

Focus: Sex crimes and Indiana’s Sex and Violent Offender Registry

Does Indiana have a registry containing the names of and other pertinent information relating to convicted offenders of sex and violent crimes? Indeed, it does, and no rationally thinking person would ever want to be on it. One word might reasonably pop up relatively quickly for any person scannin...

What is white collar crime?

White collar crime is a term that is used to cover a wide range of nonviolent criminal offenses. These crimes generally involve allegations of a person misappropriating money. Some of the more common charges include: Mortgage fraud. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) defines mortgage fraud...

When juveniles need help against sex-crime allegations

Actually, the above headline for today's post might be reasonably expanded to denote the necessity that juveniles in Indiana and elsewhere are always in dire need of timely, well-considered and aggressive legal defense representation when targeted in a sex-crime investigation. As we note on a relev...

Violent crimes unquestionably a singular realm in criminal law

There is much ongoing discussion -- indeed, a lively national debate -- these days regarding criminal law reforms at both the state and national levels. What is perhaps most notable about the focus is the broadly bipartisan agreement that has emerged stressing the need for material changes to ameli...
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