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 th...

Criminal law spotlight: here’s a cautionary tale

Let's just preface the below tale with this query: What if this was your mom? Indeed, what if it was you? A story from another state -- but which is easily susceptible of recurrence in Indiana or any other area of the country -- has attracted the attention -- and, concededly, the scorn -- of c...

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 repre...

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...