Modern and constantly evolving technology is increasingly becoming a factor in criminal law probes and outcomes.
Indiana is generally a friendly state, but not when it comes to the enforcement of drunk driving penalties.
The realm of violent crime offenses is vast and varied. It ranges broadly from murder, robbery and arson to burglary, battery and a host of other charges.
The headlines are often full of strange and scary stories. Some of the strangest are about people charged with crimes for weird behaviors, such as a man coughing on people in a threatening manner.
Prison cells can be dirty, uncomfortable and unsanitary places. So, if you’re ever arrested and hauled into a cell, you’ll likely want to get out of there as soon as possible. You may wonder how long the police can hold you if you’re not facing charges.
The police interrogation chamber isn’t a two-way room. The police hold all the power. They hold you in place. They ask the questions. They can make the threats. And they can lie.
No one wants to go to jail. Especially not for a crime they didn’t commit. And especially not when the conviction is based on a story made up by a convict hoping to buy himself some favors or leniency.
If you’ve seen anyone arrested on television or in the movies, you’ve probably heard an officer say, “You have the right to remain silent.” Shortly afterward, that officer will say, “You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you.”
In the movies and television shows, it’s common to see courtroom dramas turn on the testimony of a surprise witness. Maybe it’s an eyewitness who can place the defendant at the scene of the crime. Maybe it’s a forensic accountant who can trace the stolen cryptocurrency. But either way, this isn’t how things happen in real life.
Normally, it’s a crime to shoot someone. You can’t just go around waving your gun and pulling the trigger. Similarly, the law tends to frown upon hitting and kicking. But there are cases in which your use of force may be justified, even when it involves a gun.