February 2024

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Deciding Whether to Hire an Attorney for Your Personal Injury Case

Facing a personal injury case can be a challenging and overwhelming experience.  From medical bills to lost wages, the aftermath of an injury can have a significant impact on your life.  One crucial decision you’ll need to make is whether to hire an attorney to help you navigate the complexities of your personal injury case.  In this blog post, we’ll explore the factors to consider when deciding whether to seek legal representation. Understanding the Complexity:…

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Can the Prosecution use a Witness Statement at Trial if the Witness is NOT Present to Testify?

When a subpoenaed witness does not appear for trial, it puts the prosecution in a bind.  The defendant has the right to confront and cross examine all witnesses testifying against them.  When a witness does not appear for trial, or refuses to testify at trial, the prosecutor can be hard-pressed to get the witness’ out of court statements into evidence.  This blog will examine the two hurdles the State must overcome to use a witness’…

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What kinds of cases are Excluded from Expungement?

The Indiana Expungement statutes are complex and carry lots of caveats. To simplify them, you can start with an assumption that all criminal cases can be expunged, then you start carving out lots of exceptions. This article does not discuss the various waiting periods and other requirement necessary to get a case expunged, but rather the simple question of whether or not a particular conviction is ever expungable. Below is a table of offenses that…

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