NFL stadium arrests: Are they serious?

While the Colts don't make many "Top 10 Unruly Fans" lists, we are not without our brushes with the law. From rushing the field to alcohol-fueled fights in the stands, every NFL stadium has its fair share of aggressive, unruly behavior. In the 2011-12 season, for example, at Lucas Oil Stadium, 64 fa...

Criminal law reform group to give Indiana some Twitter love

Thanks to the U.S. Justice Action Network (JAN), Indiana is in for a bit of warm fuzzies this month, as the reform group has recognized the state for its efforts to improve criminal sentencing and outcomes. That warmth might just morph into a bit of heat for the state's national legislators represe...

Don’t blog about your crimes. Seriously.

Social media sites have historically been used to share accomplishments and life events with friends across the country and in other occupations. This ready access has enabled people to share posts, photos and video in the blink of an eye. Unfortunately, people don't always consider the consequences...

Evidentiary issue relating to sex crimes: It can cut both ways

At first blush, the emphasis regarding a criminal law evidentiary issue that has been thrust into public prominence recently is, unsurprisingly, where it might squarely be expected to be. Namely, that is on alleged crime victims, specifically, those who are principally involved in cases where an in...

Enshrined in pop culture, but often misunderstood: Miranda rights

At some primal level, you're all over the Miranda rights. That is, and especially if you're of the age demographic that was weaned on television cop dramas, you know they apply to certain police-citizen interactions, often need to be uttered at some point by enforcement agents and grant individuals...