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The 3 Most Common Actions Appellate Courts Take

If your case is headed for appellate court, you may be interested in learning what outcomes might come about. Most often, an appellate court will take one of three actions: affirm, vacate, or modify. Continue reading to more about each … Continue reading

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Can a Child Be a Witness in a Criminal Case?

Each state has their own laws regarding child witnesses, including age requirements. From these varying laws, the common denominator is that every witness, regardless of age, must be competent and able to testify at trial. This same prerequisite applies to … Continue reading

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The 8 Phases of a Criminal Case

In a criminal case, there is standard series of developments you can expect to take place. The first phase always starts with an arrest of some sort, whether as a result of a warrant or an actual physical apprehension. Continue … Continue reading

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The 3 types of Affirmative Defenses

There are numerous possible defenses a defendant can use to fight their criminal charges. Regardless of which one they choose, it will fall under one of two categories: affirmative and negating. Under the affirmative defense category, there are 3 particular … Continue reading

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Does it Matter Where I Hire My Criminal Defense Attorney?

If you were just recently arrested on criminal charges, the very first place to start is to hire a licensed criminal defense lawyer right away. Without private criminal defense, you risk jeopardizing your rights, your freedom, and your future. One … Continue reading

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Indiana Filing Fees and Costs for Criminal Cases

If you are facing criminal charges, it is time to start educating yourself on all the legal processes and requirements surrounding your case. You can expect two of those requirements to be court costs and filing fees. The Indiana Supreme … Continue reading

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Let Attorney David E. Lewis Help You With Your Criminal Record Expungement Petition

In Indiana, criminal record expungement is now legal, but under very specific circumstances. One vital stipulation is that petitioners (YOU) only get one attempt at filing for criminal record expungement (or sealing). Although it is called the Second Chance Law, … Continue reading

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The Difference Between a Delinquent Offense and a Status Offense

A person who is 17 years old or younger is considered a minor under the law. When a minor is arrested on the suspicion of committing a crime, their offense can be placed into one of two categories: delinquent offenses … Continue reading

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Proper Conduct for a Trial Witness

Whether a defendant or not, if you must testify as a witness in court over a criminal matter, it is important to conduct yourself responsibly. There are several things you should and should not do as a trial witness, especially … Continue reading

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Frequently Asked Questions That Start With “Can I Get Arrested If”

When it comes to petty crimes, some people simply do not know that they are breaking the law. In other cases, people may be under the impression that certain acts are illegal when they are not. Continue reading to review … Continue reading

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