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Legislative Update: Restitution for Wrongfully Incarcerated Persons
Legislative Update: Restitution for Wrongfully Incarcerated Persons

On November 1, 2019, a new law will take effect in Indiana that allows for individuals to be compensated for any years they were wrongfully incarcerated. The Indiana law specifically allows for individuals that are “actually innocent” to apply for compensation from a new ...

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Blog posts in Civil Rights

  • Prisons and Programmers

    Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb recently gave his 2019 Indiana State of the State Address and shared with Hoosiers that the Indiana Department of ...

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  • What Is Shock Probation?

    With very limited exceptions, a trial court judge that imposes a sentence sending an individual to prison or to jail has no authority over a defendant ...

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  • Do Police Officers Need a Warrant to Search My Car?

    The short answers is likely, no. The Fourth Amendment protects individuals from unreasonable search and seizure, which extends to each state through ...

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  • Privacy and Smartphones Part 2

    The Indiana Supreme Court has recently decided to rule on a case concerning smartphones and the right against self-incrimination. The State’s petition ...

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  • Are You a Victim of Police Brutality? One Case Study

    Like the rest of us, police officers can lose their cool. But what happens when they do? Mr. Miller, a client of Keffer Hirschauer, suffered from ...

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  • 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. ...

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  • What is a "speedy trial"?

    The term “speedy trial” is used often. But what does it mean exactly? In Indiana, if an individual is incarcerated and requests a speedy trial, they ...

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  • Clandestine Conversations—Is it legal to record a conversation?

    Many individuals have the need or the desire to record telephone calls or in person meetings that concern their business or personal dealings. With ...

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  • Founding Partner Selected as President Elect of the Indiana Bar Foundation

    Keffer Hirschauer LLP is pleased to announce that founding partner, Scott Barnhart, has been selected as the President Elect of the Indiana Bar ...

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