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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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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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Common Questions About Criminal Defense Attorneys

When a person is arrested and charged with a crime, the first thought that usually comes to mind is to hire a lawyer. A criminal defense lawyer is an offender’s best opportunity at avoiding the maximum penalties for their criminal … 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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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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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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