Category Archives: Criminal Law

What You Need to Know About Indiana Protective Orders

Whether you are interested in pursuing a protective order for yourself, or on the other end of one, there are some things you need to know about the state laws surrounding such court-ordered documents. If you feel like you are … Continue reading

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Can I Refuse a Dog Sniff Search of My Vehicle?

The legalities of open-air canine dog sniff searches have always been a hot topic in the criminal law field. The reality is that K-9 dog sniff searches are a common law enforcement practice, and take place frequently. So the legitimacies … Continue reading

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3 Step Approach to Explaining a Misdemeanor in a Job Interview

If you are planning to undergo a slew of job interviews, it is wise to prepare by going through mock interview questions. This is especially true for those who have a misdemeanor criminal record. Employers these days can run background … Continue reading

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What are the Indiana Laws for Guns?

If you are interested in purchasing a firearm, it is strongly encouraged to educate yourself on the Indiana gun control laws first. Gun control laws are in place to regulate the purchase and use of firearms. And although pretty standard … Continue reading

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Is My Child Charged With a Delinquent Offense or Status Offense?

When a child under the age of 18 years old is arrested or breaks the law, they are entered into the juvenile court system. There, they will face a series of legal procedures, obligations, penalties, and ultimately, a conviction. Their … Continue reading

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What is the Preemption Doctrine?

If you are facing criminal charges for an act that is legal under one jurisdiction, but illegal under another, you may want to review the Constitution’s Preemption Doctrine. It can help you better understand your situation, and perhaps even develop … Continue reading

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Can I Still Get Arrested Even if I Was Not the One Committing a Crime?

In life, regardless of age, you must choose your peers wisely. That is because the short answer to the question, “Can I Still Get Arrested Even if I Was Not the One Committing a Crime?” is yes. It is true … Continue reading

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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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