Category Archives: Criminal Law

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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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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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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The Basics of Criminal Discovery

When a person is accused of a crime, they have several rights according to our country’s Constitution. Of these rights, a common criminal process called discovery is not necessarily one of them. However, it is a process that can be … Continue reading

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FAQS About The Indiana Criminal Justice Process

Below you will find some of the most frequently asked questions about the Indiana criminal justice process. Review the answers for help understanding the state and federal laws regarding adjudication and legal procedure. If you are facing criminal charges, it … Continue reading

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Need-to-Know Courtroom Terms and Definitions

If you are facing a court trial for criminal charges, it is helpful to know some common terms and definitions that will likely be used to adjudicate your case. This knowledge will allow you to comprehend the proceedings of the … Continue reading

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Who Creates the Law?

When it comes to law creation, it all starts with the United States Congress. They create and pass “bills”, which the President of the Unites States must sign to make it into law. However, not all bills signed into law … Continue reading

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