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Blog Posts in November, 2011

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  • What to do if stopped by law enforcement - Part 1 (Traffic Stop
    What to do if stopped by law enforcement - Part 1 (Traffic Stop

    I'm often asked, "What should I do if i'm stopped by the police?" This raises a host of scenarios where a citizen can have contact with law enforcement officials. I will break down my answers down ...

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  • A Drug Buyer isn't a Drug Dealer
    A Drug Buyer isn't a Drug Dealer

    Indiana law defines dealing as "a person who knowingly or intentionally delivers or finances the delivery of a controlled substance." So, since a drug buyer pays for the drugs , whether marijuana , ...

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  • Update on Home Detention Credit Time
    Update on Home Detention Credit Time

    Updating this earlier blog post: In Arthur v. State , 950 N.E.2d 243 (Ind. Ct. App. June 8, 2011), the Indiana Court of Appeals clarified that the 2010 amendment awarding credit time for home ...

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  • Fort Wayne Vice-Principal charged with drug dealing - new take on drugs in school
    Fort Wayne Vice-Principal charged with drug dealing - new take on drugs in school

    "You tell me to stay in school and stay away from drugs. But Daddy, there's more drugs in school than I swear I've ever seen before." This obscure lyric, from an equally obscure 80's metal band (Dr. ...

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  • Self-Defense in Indiana - Does the Defendant have to testify?
    Self-Defense in Indiana - Does the Defendant have to testify?

    The Self-Defense statute in Indiana requires both a subjective belief that the use of force is necessary to prevent serious bodily injury and that this belief was one that a reasonable person would ...

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  • Fort Wayne Police Officer to be disciplined
    Fort Wayne Police Officer to be disciplined

    An update to my earlier blog post about Sgt. Hollis Burton of the Fort Wayne Police Department. The Fort Wayne Board of Public Safety will hear about Sgt. Burton's five-day suspension, which has ...

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