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Not All Batteries Are the Same
Not All Batteries Are the Same

The act of battery is a violent offense, which is not to be confused with the legal concept of assault that deals with the threat of violence. A battery requires actual and unwanted physical contact between two people. Indiana Code 35-42-2 defines battery as the touching of ...

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Blog posts in March, 2017

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    Reporter Olivia Covington with the Indiana Lawyer reported recently that protest bills are sweeping the country. She noted that Legislation has been ...

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  • Spring Training: Designated Hitter Part 2

    In February, in a blog entry entitled, “Designated Hitter,” Keffer Hirschauer LLP blogged about using retired Supreme Court Justices or other judges ...

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    For many people and businesses, Facebook has woven its way into the fabric of their lives and how they conduct business. Facebook and other social ...

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  • Jurors’ Secrets Revealed

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    Last week, the Utah Legislature became the first state in the country to lower its blood alcohol limit from .08 to .05. ...

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  • Forfeiting Forfeiture

    This legislative session, Indiana Senator Phil Boots introduced Senate Bill 8 addressing revisions to Indiana’s current forfeiture statute. The ...

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  • You’re Out of Here! Exclusion from Trial

    The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article I, Section 13 of Indiana’s Constitution guarantee a defendant charged with a crime ...

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  • What does the term “en banc” mean?

    Recently, the Seventh Circuit and the Fourth Circuit appellate courts have heard and rendered significant decisions “en banc” within the last month. ...

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  • No Constitutional Right to Counsel for a Grand Jury Witness

    As was recently discussed in a previous post, a grand jury is a less commonly known part of system that is used to conduct an investigation and/or ...

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