Criminal Law

Should I Waive My Jury Trial to a Bench Trial or Request a Jury on my Misdemeanor?

As most everyone knows, if you are charged with a felony in Indiana, you are guaranteed a jury trial. In fact, it is such aread more

What is the Defense of Duress?

From time to time, we received calls asking questions about the defense of duress.  In Indiana, duress is an affirmative defense defined by statute.  Anread more

Marijuana DUI: An Affirmative Defense

Pursuant to Indiana Code 9-30-5-1 there are three ways a person can be charged with operating while intoxicated. First, operating a vehicle with an alcoholread more

False Accusations in Sex Offense Cases

It is upsetting to think that sometimes people are falsely accused of committing a crime.  Unfortunately, false accusations do happen and sometimes criminal charges areread more

Indiana Sex Registry: Do I Have to Register for 10 Years or Life

As complicated as the Indiana Sex Registry statutes are, we thought it made sense to simplify all the statutes, exceptions, and nuanced factors into simple,read more

Constitutional Rights you Waive When you Plead Guilty

Every single guilty plea around the State of Indiana typically looks relatively the same. While each judge conducts the hearings slightly different and pleas mayread more

I Wasn’t Read My Miranda Rights, So Shouldn’t My Case be Dismissed?

From time to time, we receive calls from people that have recently been arrested and have concerns about the arresting police officer not reading themread more

Legal THC in Indiana – Delta-8

What is Delta-8 THC? Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) (“Delta-8”) is a psychoactive cannabinoid found in marijuana and hemp. Like Delta-9 THC (the federally regulated psychoactive agentread more

Double Jeopardy in Criminal Cases

Most of us have heard the phrase “double jeopardy” and the general concept is pretty simple to understand: You cannot be prosecuted or punished forread more

Pleading Open on a Criminal Case

Often times, when you are facing a criminal offense, prosecutors will offer to allow you to plead guilty to a certain count, dismiss the restread more