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A New Indiana Law is Going to Help All Those Involved in Accidents

The new law has gone into effect for the state of Indiana and is going to help all those that are involved in a vehicle accident while on the road. Starting the law means that those involved in an accident will have to move their vehicles from the roadway right after. This is to reduce […]

Res Ipsa Loquitur: Relieving Plaintiffs of the Burden of Proof

Usually, when someone files a lawsuit, he or she is responsible for proving that the person being sued—known as the defendant or the respondent depending on a few different factors—did something that he or she should not have done, and as a result the person filing the lawsuit—the plaintiff—was harmed in some manner.  The idea […]

The Matter of Damages: How Much Can You Sue (or be Sued) For?

If you are involved in a lawsuit—whether as the plaintiff or as the defendant—you may be wondering how much money can be at stake.  This is where the question of damages comes into play. What does the term “damages” mean? Simply put, damages are the monetary award that you can receive (or be ordered to […]

Defending a Suspected Murderer

If you haven’t heard the name Steven Avery, you must be living under a rock.  Netflix released its documentary on a 10-year investigation about Mr. Avery, his overturned rape conviction and his murder trial.  Mr. Avery first came to the public’s attention when his rape conviction (in which he always maintained his innocence) was overturned […]

What Makes A Good Defense Attorney?

How many of you watch Law and Order?  Quite a few I’m sure.  Don’t we just love to watch the police gather all the evidence and work with the prosecutors to convict the guilty person?  Of course we do.  We want good to triumph over bad and we all know the defendant must be a […]

Why Choose a Criminal Defense Attorney?

Innocent until proven guilty isn’t enough when faced with criminal charges.  The prosecution is gathering any evidence they can to prove guilt.  Without an adequate defense to protect your constitutional rights, proving guilt won’t be as difficult as it should be.  Never trust the prosecution to prove your innocence. Benefits to Hiring a Defense Attorney […]

Do You Have a Patent Troll Giving You Trouble?

Under an old creaky bridge lives the troll and you must pass his test in order cross to the other side.  Today, a troll is much more than the figurative creature in a story told to children.  A troll is someone who intentionally waits for its victims to attempt to cross and then commits extortion.  […]

Is the Best Defense Really a Good Offense?

This is a saying that’s been heard over and over again.  “Is the best defense really a good offense?”  In the sports world that may hold true.  In real life, not so much.  A perfect example might be the current political atmosphere.  If a candidate is accused of some unpolitician-like behavior, does the public immediately […]

Different Types of Defense Lawyers

When you have an illness where do you go to get treatment?  Do you go to a general practitioner?  What if you had a heart condition?  Would you still see a general practitioner or would you see someone who specialized in heart conditions like a cardiologist?  I’m guessing you would see the cardiologist.  That’s not […]

Choosing the Right Defense Attorney For You

Uh oh; you’ve been arrested.  You’ve been read your rights and now you are waiting to make bail.  After you are released, you are going to need to think about what comes next; your day in court.  What were you arrested for?  Was it on a warrant?  Were you picked out of a line-up?  Maybe […]

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