June 2017

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Effective July 1, 2017, the habitual offender statute in Indiana was changed. Recently, the Court of Appeals ruled that the former habitual offender statute required that for new low level felony charges (Level 5 and Level 6 felonies), prior low level felonies could not be used for the habitual offender enhancement if there was less Continue Reading

According to the FBI’s latest crime statistics, there was a 3.9% increase in the estimated number of violent crimes that took place in 2015. And, increasingly, these violent crimes involve the use of firearms, which were used in 71.5% of murders, 40.8% of robberies, and 24% of aggravated assaults nationwide. As a result, prosecutors are Continue Reading