Criminal Justice Section
On Monday, August 31, the Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed a conviction of a man who broke into a woman's home and harmed her. Read more here.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals was split in their decision to deny an inmate on Indiana's death row the chance for a new trial. Read more here.
A recent article in The Journal Gazette of Fort Wayne looked at two cases of sex offenders suing to attend worship services after RFRA took effect. Read more here.
Grant applications for round one of funding to help victims of crime through the Victims of Crime Act Grant are now being accepted. Click here for more information.
The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled on April 30 in the case of Wilson v. State that the trial court in a murder trial did not commit error in allowing evidence of tweets alleged to be from the defendant. Find out more here.
The purpose of the IndyBar Criminal Justice section is to promote the objects of the Association within the field of criminal law. The Section studies and reports upon the proposed, necessary and desirable Federal and State legislation; encourages members of the Association interested in the problems of criminal law matters throughout Indiana to meet and confer upon their various problems through this Section; promotes the legal education of members of the Bar and the public on the problems of criminal law through the sponsoring of meetings, institutes and conferences and by preparing and publishing legal writings in the field of criminal law.
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A Message from the Section Chair
“The IndyBar Criminal Justice section represents a diverse population of criminal practitioners in the Indianapolis area, from private attorneys to prosecutors and public defenders to judicial officers. As chair of the section, I encourage you to get involved with the section and attend one of the section's regular educational programs or networking events. ”
Mark Busby - 2015 Criminal Justice Section Chair - Voyles Zahn & Paul