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...

Felony sex crimes: singular considerations, the need for counsel

The "fight of your life." That is how we refer to the ordeal facing any individual in Indiana or elsewhere who is squared off against criminal authorities in an investigation alleging a sex crime. Although there are statutory codes as thick as telephone books enumerating seemingly countless ty...

Marital rape in Indiana

Sexual assault is a serious offense and one of the more common sex crimes is rape. This form of sexual assault, however, can fall into a wide variety of sub-categories such as date rape, statutory rape or marital rape. Marital rape, often referred to as spousal rape, is a serious charge that has onl...

Drug crime charges: an individual’s right to a legal defense

Many things are evident in the realm of criminal charges relating to drug offenses in Indiana, including, centrally, these two realities: the list of illicit drugs and the types of charges concerning them is long, and the sentencing outcome in a given case can be notably harsh. There is much talk...