Can I Get My Public Intoxication Charge Dismissed?

In Indiana, law enforcement can charge you with public intoxication if your state of intoxication endangers your life or someone else’s, breaches the peace, or harasses, annoys, or alarms another person. This offense is classified as a misdemeanor that can result in up to six…

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Difference Between a No Contact Order and a Protective Order

Protective orders and no contact orders in Indiana serve similar purposes. Violating either can result in significant penalties. It is essential that you understand what type of order applies to your case and the instructions in the order so you can avoid accidentally violating it. …

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Understanding What Hearsay Means in Court

You might have heard the term “hearsay,” but it might not have been the actual legal definition. It’s important to understand that if you are going to court, there may be times when something you or someone else said can be repeated. An experienced criminal…

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What Does Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Mean?

If you have watched movies or television dramas featuring a criminal trial, you’ve probably heard the phrase “beyond a reasonable doubt.” But have you ever really thought about what this means? This term is essential for anyone facing possible conviction of a criminal charge to…

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State vs. Federal Criminal Cases

JURISDICTIONAL BOUNDARIES Defining Jurisdiction: The Authority of State and Federal Courts Jurisdiction is the cornerstone of the legal system, delineating the power and authority that courts hold to hear and decide cases. In the United States, the legal landscape is divided between state and federal…

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