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The Mistake of Fact Defense

Many crimes require what is known as “mens rea.” The literal translation of mens rea is “guilty mind.” In the realm of criminal litigation, mensread more

The Crime of Assisting a Criminal

An area of law that is frequently confused is the difference between the legal theory of accomplice liability and the crime of assisting a criminal. read more

What Constitutional Rights do I Waive by Pleading Guilty?

Obviously, when a defendant pleads guilty in a criminal case, they understand they are going to be waiving certain rights, even some constitutional protections/rights. Forread more

2020 Changes to the Indiana Specialized Driving Privilege and Hardship License Law

Under Indiana Law, courts may order the suspension of a person’s driving privileges in lieu of criminal charges or an ongoing investigation. Indiana drivers whoseread more

What is the Indiana Risk Assessment System or IRAS?

When people are being sentenced to a state crime in Indiana to a Level 6 or higher, many times courts will order what is referredread more

What is the Difference Between Competency and Sanity?

An area of law that is often confused is the concept of competency to stand trial versus insanity.  While these two concepts are often related,read more

A question and answer perspective of a family member whose loved one is facing a sex crime and jail

I would like to share my story not because it is so unique, but because, I believe, it is all too common.  To set theread more

The Garrity Rule and Government Employees

The Garrity rights/protection stems from the SCOTUS case Garrity v. New Jersey. The Garrity rights are protections only afforded to public employees. This includes federalread more

An Overview of Indiana’s Hands Free Driving Law

Often times while driving, it is tempting to pick up your phone to read or send a text message.  Starting now, people will have toread more

Reading and Understanding the Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Whether it’s the complex rules of procedure, the nuanced statutory offenses, the detailed levels of crimes, and/or the harsh range of penalties as comparable toread more