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If you have been accused of a crime, it is critical to hire a qualified and experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as you become aware of the accusation to protect your legal interests. While the best advice will come from your attorney, here are five things you can do now to protect yourself after being accused of a crime.
1: Realize the importance of accusations
If you have been accused of a criminal offense, the lifelong consequences can be serious. Many people who are accused experience a period of denial about the significance of the charges and delay hiring an attorney. Howe...
Effective July 1, 2020, Indiana is replacing its law restricting texting while driving with a much broader law prohibiting a driver from using or even holding a phone while operating a moving motor vehicle. The exception is that calling 911 is allowed to report a bona fide emergency. Hands free or voice operated technology is still permitted. The Bureau of Motor Vehicles will not assess points for violating this law until July 1, 2021. Nevertheless, you can be stopped starting this July 1 and assessed fines and court costs for using or even holding a telecommunications device. The traffi...
The importance of always exercising your right to remain silent when dealing with law enforcement officers was proven once again in a recent Indiana case which held that a false informing conviction may not be based upon failing to provide information to the police.
In Indiana, a conviction may not be based upon a recanted out of court statement unless there is substantial independent evidence of probative value from which the jury could infer the repudiated statement is credible.