A Must Read! (The US Constitution)

Posted by Corey L. Scott | Dec 04, 2021 | 0 Comments

One of the more difficult tasks in my day as a criminal defense attorney, is the read through of the initial report, or what we call the probable cause affidavit. These reports are accounts written by the arresting police officers which detail how everything, allegedly, went down. I say this part of my job is difficult because more often than not, I will be giving a report a read through, feeling good about the case, and then get to one line that changes everything. The part in the account where my client, by sheer ignorance, made a statement and said something they should not have, or gave some type of consent they had no business giving. In these moments my heart instantly sinks, and I think to myself, “Damn, they may have just blown their case.”

I will never forget the time a young man and his mother came into my office. We were going over what had happened, and I was feeling really excited the prospect of defending his case, as I felt I had something to work with. Understand that in many of these cases there is just absolutely nothing to work with. Then, as we are reading together, I see it. In exchange for a phone call, this young man agreed to make a statement, and in this statement confessed to everything. If this man had only known how serious the situation was, and had only known his rights, things might have turned out much differently.

That is why I urge you all to take the time to read the US Constitution. You could save yourself from decades of prison time, all by reading this small book. You could very easily read this whole book in an afternoon or less. Do not be like that young man and find yourself sitting in some attorney's office, or calling from some jail cell, talking about the mistake you made all because you did not take the time to read. Reading is fundamental, and the life and liberty that you save could be your own.

If you need a copy of this document, I have several free copies that I would be more than happy to provide you with. Just reference this video and I will have one rushed to you right away. If I can be of any more assistance, please let me know. Take care and remember, if you have to be guilty of anything, be guilty of greatness.

About the Author

Corey L. Scott

Corey L. Scott, was born and raised in East Chicago, Indiana. Upon graduation from East Chicago Central High School, Corey attended Indiana State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology.  Upon graduation, Corey accepted a position with the Marion County Superior Court, Juvenile Division where he served with distinction for the next nine years, eventually being promoted to Director of the Youth Counseling Department. Pursuing his dream of becoming an attorney, Corey attended the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis.  While in law school, Corey was an Indiana Council on Legal Education Opportunity (ICLEO) fellow and participated in Moot Court competitions.  He also worked in the Marion Superior Court, Criminal Division as a bailiff and research assistant to the Honorable Tanya Walton Pratt, who serves as a Judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Corey also served as an internship law clerk to the Honorable Judge, Margret G. Robb, at the Indiana Court of Appeals. Finally, upon graduation from law school, Corey had the distinct honor and privilege to serve as a law clerk to the Honorable Justice, Robert D. Rucker, who sits on the Indiana Supreme Court. Corey then became an associate with Mike Norris Law Office, where he specialized in bankruptcy law with a main concentration on working to assist families obtain a fresh start through Chapter 7 bankruptcy.  Still a young attorney, Corey then served as a public defender at the Marion County Public Defender Agency.  In this position, Corey gained invaluable trial experience by defending clients in a wide range of matters from misdemeanors to serious felonies on a daily basis.  It was also during this time that Corey discovered his passion for representing and serving "everyday people." An entrepreneur at heart, Corey established the Law Office of Corey L. Scott, P.C.  Since then, he and his staff have served the greater Indianapolis community and surrounding counties in several legal disciplines including: Bankruptcy, Criminal Defense and Family Law.  In keeping with his vision, Corey L. Scott, P.C., is a client focused, results oriented general law practice that endeavors to provide legal solutions for "everyday people" charged with a crime, dealing with financial crisis or going through a difficult divorce. Corey has also been active serving the greater Indianapolis community by participating in pro bono programs such as "Ask a Lawyer," the "Modest Means" panel program which allows individuals to afford legal counsel at a fraction of normal rates, Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic and the Heartland Pro Bono Council program. Corey is a proud member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, Indiana Bar Association, American Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.


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