Criminal Law

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

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

What Could I Get Arrested For at a Protest?

In light of recent events, mass protests have sparked up across the nation still reeling from the COVID-19 Pandemic. The death of George Floyd hasread more

The Continued Evolution of the Insanity Defense in Indiana: A Look at the Most Recent Court Decisions

Whenever the insanity defense is asserted in Indiana, the Court will appoint mental health experts to complete an evaluation of the Defendant.  The ultimate purposeread more

Is Probation the Best Option for Me – the Answer isn’t Always Obvious:

Probation can be and often is a great option for people who have been convicted of a crime, especially if the prospect of jail orread more

What Are Depositions and Why Are They Important?

Knowing how to best attack the prosecution’s case is a vital skill for any defense attorney.  As discussed previously in this blog, there are tworead more

A Discussion About Trial Evidence

There are two broad categories of evidence.  Direct evidence is evidence that stands on its own to prove a fact.  Circumstantial evidence is evidence thatread more

How It Is Possible to be Convicted of Murder Without Killing Anyone

The statute defining murder is very simple in Indiana.  In order to convict someone of murder, the State must prove that: The Defendant; Knowingly; Killed;read more