Category Archives: Criminal Law

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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Possible Court-Ordered Penalties for Felonies and Misdemeanors in Indiana

If you were recently arrested on felony or misdemeanor charges, it would be wise to review some of the possible penalties you will face in court if found guilty. The most common court-ordered penalties include probation, ignition interlock devices, electric … Continue reading

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What is a Notice to Appear?

It is normal to feel frightened and confused after being delivered an NTA document by mail. You may not understand the criminal charges you face, or even recall being involved in any activity that could have rendered you a possible … Continue reading

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What is the Criminal Bail Bond Process in Indiana?

There are procedures and routines that take place when you are bailing someone, or yourself, out of jail. Although the actual required course of action will differ state to state, and from criminal charge to charge, the standard bail bond … Continue reading

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What to Expect From the Indiana Criminal Bail Bond Process

When you need to bail a person out of jail, there are several different processes and procedures that must take place, and these steps will vary depending on the type of criminal charges and more. Although the actual required course … Continue reading

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Do I Withdraw My Plea or File an Appeal?

After receiving a guilty conviction, the process of protesting it varies depending on various factors. For instance, if you do not go to trial, but plead guilty or no contest, you cannot appeal your guilty conviction. Instead, you would have … Continue reading

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How Does the U.S. Constitution Protect Our Basic Rights in the Criminal Justice Process?

Every citizen of the United States enters the criminal justice system following an arrest. What is the criminal justice process exactly? It is all the procedures and obligations that take place from the time a person is suspected of committing … Continue reading

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Can I Request a New Public Defender?

Facing criminal charges is scary, so it is understandable that you would want somebody working hard to protect your rights and your freedoms. When it comes to public defense, you may not be able to get the one-on-one, full-time attention … Continue reading

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Understanding the Purpose of Arraignments in the Criminal Law Process

There are several stages to the criminal law process, including investigations, warrants, arrests, indictments, bail hearings, criminal discoveries, preliminary hearings, sentencings, appeals, and more. But when it comes to criminal court, the first step following an arrest is an arraignment. … Continue reading

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Were You Accused of a Crime You Didn’t Commit?

If you were falsely accused of a crime, the first step to defending yourself is learning your rights. As a victim of a false criminal accusation, you are likely feeling a full fleet of emotions. Take comfort in knowing that … Continue reading

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