Do Police Have Reasonable Suspicion for an Investigatory Stop if You’re Driving a Vehicle Owned by Someone with a Suspended License?
The Supreme Court of the United States is considering a question that could have broad implications for policing and the rights of drivers to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. In [...]
You can find our response to the Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network (ACLDN) attorney question of the month below. This month’s question concerns witnesses at the scene of a defense shooting and [...]
Murder conviction in Washington County overturned on appeal for violation of Miranda rights. The Defendant filed a motion to suppress certain evidence before trial, but the judge denied the [...]
In McAnalley v. State, No. 18A-CR-1099 (Ind. Ct. App. Oct. 18, 2019), Defendant was convicted in Marion County of a level 4 felony for unlawful possession of a firearm by serious violent felon. [...]
Can You Be Prosecuted for Displaying Your Firearm or Putting Your Hand on Your Firearm While Leaving It Holstered?
In many states, a person has committed the crime of assault when he or she verbalized a threat of force accompanied by threatening actions. This can create a problem when an armed citizen only [...]
Evidence Found During Invalid Inventory Search Results in Overturned Conviction for Carrying a Handgun Without a License (Smith v. State, 18A-CR-3009)
The Defendant, in this case, was arrested for driving with a suspended license. During the stop, the police searched the vehicle and found a firearm. The defendant did not have a license to carry [...]
Rehaif v. United States — To Be Convicted Under 18 U.S.C. §922(g), Defendant Must Know He Possessed Firearm and Know He Belonged to Barred Category
In Rehaif v. United States, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion in a case involving a prosecution under 18 U.S.C. §922(g) and §924(a)(2), which are federal statutes that criminalize [...]
The Indiana Court of Appeals recently upheld a jury verdict, which found the Defendant guilty of criminal recklessness for a negligent discharge. The conviction was based on the improper cleaning [...]