May 2014

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A Look at Charges Arising out of the Indy 500

Indy 500/Memorial Day Blog   “Gentlemen, start your engines!”  Those four iconic words signal the beginning of the Indianapolis 500, the main event of an entire month built around The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.  Events like concerts, party tents, and other gatherings, including the famed “Snake Pit” – sometimes known as The Greatest Spectacle in Partying – are the main attractions for some visitors.  But unfortunately for many, the revelry ends with four less exciting…

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The Top 5 Misconceptions on Criminal Warrants

Posted in On May 18, 2014

One of the most common phone calls we get in our criminal defense office is from random defendants asking questions about an open warrant for their arrest. Obviously, and understandably, they are scared and want to know all the options. Typically what they think they know and what they learn after talking to us couldn’t be farther apart. Thus, having received hundreds, if not thousands, of calls from defendants on their outstanding criminal warrants, we’ve…

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So What is That Eye Test the Police Do During a DUI Arrest?

Posted in On May 11, 2014

You have seen it a number of times on TV, or if you’re real unlucky, maybe you have even seen it in person.  They are the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests.  They consist of the “eye test,” the walk and turn and the one leg stand.  The “eye test” is actually the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) test. Sounds like a funny name for a test that just sees if you can follow the tip of a…

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Arrested at Little 5…Now What?

Posted in On May 4, 2014

Arrested at Little Five in Bloomington? Now What? Though many parents would like to deny it, almost every single college kid is either drinking underage at some point, or partaking in some type of lawless behavior — just usually in the privacy of their own apartments, dorms, or friends’ houses. Yet, without fail, that delinquent behavior seems to leak its way into the public streets whenever a large college event is occurring. Be it an…

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