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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 3 types of Affirmative Defenses

There are numerous possible defenses a defendant can use to fight their criminal charges. Regardless of which one they choose, it will fall under one of two categories: affirmative and negating. Under the affirmative defense category, there are 3 particular … Continue reading

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Can a Cop Be Fired For Inappropriately Using a Non-Lethal Weapon?

Law enforcement are the country’s first line of defense, so it is important to appreciate their line of work and understand the dangers they face on a day to day basis. For this reason, they are legally trained and equipped … 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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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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Preliminary Hearing Process and Procedures

In last week’s blog, our readers were given a closer look at preliminary hearings. This week, we’ll dive a little deeper and discuss the general process and procedures you can expect. Continue reading to learn the basic steps to a … Continue reading

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Will an International Student Be Deported for Committing a Crime?

International students are prone to more severe penalties when they commit a crime. Not only are they subjected to the usual criminal penalties, they also face possible deportation. This means they can be sent back to their country of origin … Continue reading

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Getting Arrested

Movies are a poor example of what an arrest looks and feels like to the person being detained. It isn’t easy to imagine what it’s like to be arrested unless you have experienced or witnessed it first-hand. But in the … Continue reading

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Can I Use a Recorded Phone Conversation as Evidence in Court?

When someone is accusing you of a crime against them that you are innocent of, it can be frustrating finding ways to prove that they are lying, especially in a court of law. Many people in this situation turn to … Continue reading

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Indiana Has a Zero Tolerance Law for Underage Drinking

Teenagers face peer pressure every day. Whether on television, in the movies, at school, or among friends, teens are constantly influenced by what they see and hear around them. As a minor, one of the most common influences at this … Continue reading

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