A Present for Thanksgiving

A Present for Thanksgiving

Just a few days before thanksgiving, a trial court issued an order vacating Jimmy Small’s conviction and ordering that he be released from prison.  Mr. Small was not scheduled to be released from prison until February of 2025.  So, why was he released six years early? 

After Mr. Small was convicted at trial, the law firm of Keffer Hirschauer LLP was appointed to represent him on appeal in his criminal appeal.  Keffer Barnhart attorneys successfully challenged his conviction asserting that the State of Indiana failed to protect his constitutional rights.  Specifically, it was asserted that the speedy trial was improperly continued and delayed.  On appeal, the Indiana Court of Appeals agreed with Small’s position and concluded that the delay in Small’s case was avoidable and the State’s efforts were unreasonable.  Small v. State, No. 18A-CR-773, 2018 WL 4704255, at 5 (Ind. Ct. App. Oct. 2, 2018).  The Court reversed the conviction and directed the trial court to discharge his conviction.  Following that order, Mr. Small was due to be released from prison just before Thanksgiving day. 

If you are facing criminal charges or would like to appeal a conviction, contact the attorneys at Keffer Hirschauer LLP today. We stand ready to provide our clients with trusted representation and accurate information regarding the law and its application to their individualized history. Act now and contact us today at 1-800-NOT-GUILTY or (317) 857-0160.


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