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What is implied consent in Indiana?

If you are pulled over by law enforcement officials while driving in Indiana, it is likely that you will feel quite frustrated and defensive, even if you have done nothing wrong. You may be resistant to complying with what officers ask of you during this time, especially if they ask you to perform a Breathalyzer test.

Plea conditions can come with 3 areas of negotiations

The majority of criminal justice cases are handled through plea deals instead of jury trials. This benefits the defendant, as well as the court system. One way that this happens is that the defendant can get the matter over with faster, and the court doesn't have to put the case on the trial docket. That can free up some time in a clogged system.

Defendants have specific responsibilities in their case

The Christmas season is one that is hard on many people. For those who are in the criminal justice system, it can be a very stressful time. Some individuals are going to spend the holidays behind bars, some of whom are awaiting trial. For these defendants, the need to work on their case doesn't stop just because of the holiday.

Own recognizance releases aren't without conditions and terms

Some individuals who are arrested for criminal charges will be released from jail while their court case is moving through the system. While most of these individuals will have to put up money or assets to secure their release, this isn't the case for people who the court releases on their own recognizance.

Why work with a criminal defense attorney?

A good defense means a world of difference in court. Imagine going to trial without any concept of what could happen, no plan to defend yourself and no coaching on what to do when you're spoken to. It would be easy to make mistakes that could result in the loss of your case.

DNA: A solution for cold cases or a risk to the innocent?

What's interesting as time moves on is that more people are being arrested based on DNA evidence from cold cases. The invention of genealogy websites has made it possible to link more people to cases through their DNA, essentially solving many cases that no one thought would be resolved.

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