Criminal Law

Reducing a Felony Conviction to a Misdemeanor

Having a felony on your record can pose significant challenges.  A felony can hinder a person’s ability to find work as well as their abilityread more

Indiana Red Flag Laws (Jake Laird Law)

What is a “Red Flag” Law? Many states, including Indiana, have passed legislation commonly known as a Red Flag law. Generally, these laws allow aread more

Federal Sentencing Zones & Placement Options

When determining possible, criminal sentencing ranges and placement options at the federal level, one only look so far as the federal sentencing guidelines and theread more

Indiana No Contact Orders and Penalties for Violating Them

What is a No Contact Order? (Ind. Code 35-26-5 and 35-26-6) Courts can impose various forms of No Contact Orders, and they can even beread more

Misdemeanor Resisting Law Enforcement in Indiana

There are two primary ways in which the state charges individuals with misdemeanor resisting law enforcement.  Typically, resisting law enforcement is thought of in theread more

COVID-19 and Your Criminal Case

On December 15, the Indiana Supreme Court issued a new order suspending jury trials until March 1, 2021. This new order can (and likely will)read more

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

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