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Criminal defense lawyers spend too much time having to convince clients that jailhouse myths are not true. A popular but false jailhouse myth is that a criminal defendant is entitled to a minimum of 3 plea offers from the State, each better than the last offer received.
In Skirvin v. State, Skirvin argued that he should be allowed to withdraw his guilty plea because his lawyer was ineffective for not providing him with the 3 plea offers from the State that he was entitled to receive. The Court of Appeals ruled that Skirvin’s belief that he was entitled to 3 plea offers lacked merit. The ...
When a dismissal is unattainable, the best way to resolve a criminal case is often with a plea agreement. Nearly 99% of all criminal cases end with a guilty plea.
Steven Knecht won the dismissal of drug charges based on a motion to suppress for an improper pat down search.
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...