Category Archives: Criminal Law

What You Need to Know About Misdemeanor Charges

Criminal acts range in severity, from minor infractions to major offenses, which is why the law breaks down crimes into two chief categories: felonies and misdemeanors. Anyone convicted of a misdemeanor crime is called a misdemeanant, whereas anyone convicted of … Continue reading

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Facts About Indiana Death Penalty

The death penalty, also known as “capitol punishment”, is the most severe judicial penalty that can be handed down to a convict. Only those convicted of murder are eligible to be sentenced to death, but not all will face such … Continue reading

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Indiana Criminal Statute of Limitations Laws for Felonies and Misdemeanors

Criminal Statute of Limitations are a set of laws that regulate the amount of time state prosecutors have to file criminal charges against a suspected criminal. Each state has such regulations, including our own. Continue reading to learn more about … Continue reading

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7 Probable Court Orders While on Probation

After being convicted of a state criminal charge, a judge may sentence a defendant to probation in place of jail time. Being on probation is a much better outcome than jail, however, there are still strict terms and conditions that … Continue reading

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Examples of Federal Laws That Conflict With State Laws

Just because an act is legal under state law does not mean it is legal under Federal law, and vice versa. Continue reading to learn a couple of examples that fit this scenario, as well as, what you should do … Continue reading

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The 3 Elements of a Valid Search Warrant

Your Fourth Amendment right permits you to a certain degree of privacy, and in most cases, law enforcement must obtain a warrant in order to legally perform a search and seizure event on your home, office, storage unit, car, or … Continue reading

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Is a Park Ranger an Actual Police Officer?

Last week, we covered information regarding common camping crimes. In the past, we have also discussed the difference between a security guard and a cop. But in this week’s blog, we will take a closer look at the duties and … Continue reading

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4 Ways You Can Break the Law on Your Camping Trip

The end of summer is approaching, making it prime-time for camping trips. Just be sure to avoid any behaviors that are illegal under state and federal law while enjoying the wilderness with your friends and family. Remember: just because you … Continue reading

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A Comparison of Circuit and District Court Systems

The American judicial system is made up of several different court systems, all of which are further divided into state or federal courts. Two of the most common courts within the federal court system are circuit courts and district courts. … Continue reading

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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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