Category Archives: Criminal Law

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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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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