Indianapolis drug case underscores several material considerations

We have noted for readers in prior select blog posts that a proven criminal defense attorney often has multiple avenues to pursue when crafting a strategy to counter state or federal officials' actions pursuant to their making an arrest and charging an individual with a crime. A case recently repor...

Sentence outcome for youths stresses redemption, not pure punishment

Let the punishment fit the crime. What that means for juvenile offenders in Indiana and nationally is that an appropriate sentencing outcome -- that is, a logical and equitable response to a criminal charge -- must take due regard of the singular characteristics often attaching to youth and tailor...

Occupying President Obama on final day: criminal sentencing reform

Rather than spending his final day in office idly watching the hours go by and otherwise attending to purely personal affairs in readying himself for the transition to a new government, outgoing President Barack Obama was busy with his pen on the final day of his tenure. A number of Indiana residen...

3 points to know about drunk driving charges

Driving drunk is something that most people know not to do. There are sometimes things that happen that require people to get behind the wheel after having some alcohol at a party or other event. After an arrest for drunk driving -- including such an unfortunate event occurring when you were trying...

Lawful arrests or improper police action without probable cause?

Developments that are emerging in the aftermath of massive arrests effected by police officers in the nation's capital last Friday are taking on a decided "we say, they say" hue. We: As cops, we're telling you that the cordon-and-arrest tactics we carried out against demonstrators in a confined dow...