Criminal Defense Archives

Conviction not always the final word of the court

Life is full of surprises, not all of which are pleasant. If you're currently facing trouble with the law in Indiana, you likely agree with that statement. No matter what events transpired that landed you in your current situation, remembering that you always have rights and can maximize all options available to affect the outcome of your case toward your favor as much as possible may help alleviate some of the stress your circumstances have caused.

Fish & Wildlife send 50 agents with warrant for Indiana man's fish

David, a commercial fisherman from English, Indiana, was just served. On May 10, at least 50 federal agents from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service descended on his house in order to serve a warrant. The charge? Unlawfully opening one fish while not in a licensed facility.

Get a second opinion regarding appealing a criminal conviction

When you decided to go to trial and let the court decide your fate, you might not have expected that the court would actually convict you. You've probably heard from one source or another that the possibility of appealing a conviction exists. In truth, you can only appeal your conviction under certain circumstances.

AG Sessions shuts down forensic evidence reform commission

DNA evidence may not be perfect, but it has one truly critical application: Exonerating people who have been wrongly convicted. Since 1989, the Innocence Project says, DNA evidence has led to the exoneration of 349 people. Those people had served a total of 4,763 in prison for crimes they didn't commit. Forty-six percent of the time, their convictions were obtained, at least in part, because the prosecution presented forensic evidence that was misapplied.

White collar criminal defendant agrees to a guilty plea

Authorities punish crimes involving fraud very seriously. A defendant accused of defrauding $2 million from two-dozen investors across the country, including an Indiana farmer, recently learned this truth the hard way.  The man has been sentenced to 15 years for his schemes, plus another three years under supervision.

An officer requests that you exit your vehicle: Should you?

You're driving along an Indiana road with a few friends. You've all been working and studying hard, and you've been looking forward to spring break. It's finally here, and you can't wait to kick back and enjoy some good food, company and local nightlife. In fact, thousands of other young adults your age are likely doing many of the same things this time of year.

What is considered a violation of probation in Indiana?

A criminal conviction is undoubtedly upsetting; however, it does not have to destroy your future. If you are able to negotiate or otherwise receive a more lenient sentence, you can still maintain some semblance of normalcy in your life, especially if it allows you to avoid incarceration.

Are you worried a DUI will negatively affect your future?

If you are a college student in Indiana, you've likely been cramming for final exams and are greatly looking forward to the winding down of this semester. Even if you take a little spring break vacation with your friends, you might also be among those who are working their way through university by holding down a job all year round. Perhaps the work you do is within your field of study, thus already allowing you to have a foot in the door for a future career after graduation.

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