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Blog: Criminal Defense


  • What is a portable breath test and is it admissable in court?

    Many people believe that they have not refused a breath test in their OWI cases because they took a portable breath test at scene of the traffic stop. However, the portable breath tests results are only admissible to establish probable cause for an arrest. Portable breath test results are not admissible at trial because these tests have not been approved by the Indiana Department of Toxicology as being scientifically reliable. Therefore, even if you take the portable field test, you still are required to take the certified breath test at the police station or jail if requested by the police...

  • How To Ask For A Lawyer: Revisited

    The importance of knowing the right words to inform the police that you want a lawyer before answering any questions was once again shown by a recent case decided by the Indiana Supreme Court. Unless you ask for a lawyer using the proper words, the officer may ignore your request and keep asking questions to try to get you to incriminate yourself.

  • Appeal Win on Prosecutor Misconduct Grounds

    Steven Knecht won a reversal on appeal of a dealing in marijuana conviction based on the prosecutor’s misconduct of using the defendant’s silence after the defendant had been read his Miranda rights against him in the jury trial.