Can You Secretly Record Calls In Indiana?

Posted by Corey L. Scott | Feb 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

Can I record a telephone conversation if the other person on the line does not know that I am recording? When it comes to recording audio conversations, many states have what is called all-party consent, which requires both parties in a conversation to be aware of and give consent to recordi...

Criminal Defense Attorney Calls BS!

Posted by Corey L. Scott | Feb 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

My name is Corey Scott, and I am a criminal defense attorney here in Indianapolis, Indiana. As you can imagine with almost 20 years practicing in this area, I have heard just about everything. It seems like every day someone comes into my office with some type of misinformation. For example, ...

The Most Important Conversation After a Conviction!

Posted by Corey L. Scott | Jan 06, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you are in criminal court and have been convicted of a crime, this is going to be the most important interview of the entire process. For some people, this might be the most important interview of their life. It is the presentence investigation interview. Generally, cases will start with ch...

What You Need to Know About Plea Agreements

Posted by Corey L. Scott | Jan 04, 2022 | 0 Comments

What is a plea agreement? You might think that everybody knows what a plea agreement is, but as someone who is asked this question quite often, I can tell you that is untrue. For those out there who are unclear on what a plea agreement is, I will briefly walk through what they are and how they...

Why You Shoud Never Consent To Police Searches!!

Posted by Corey L. Scott | Dec 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

I have not done anything, and I do not have anything on me. What is the harm in consenting to a police search?   I am so glad that you asked that question because this scenario happens all the time. You get stopped, and the officer runs your information. Everything checks out, your license is...

Caving In & Catching Cases (Peer Pressure)

Posted by Corey L. Scott | Dec 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Over the years I have observed too many people make catastrophic, major mistakes, all because of a little peer pressure. I am not exaggerating here; I have seen an excessive amount of people who have completely ruined their lives thanks to peer pressure. There is a particular case that I know o...

What You Don't Know Can DEFINITELY HURT YOU!

Posted by Corey L. Scott | Dec 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

There are a few popular phrases and notions that folks have been saying for years and years, that I just need to call out. Take for example, “ignorance is bliss.” I would like to argue that ignorance is not bliss at all. Another popular one goes, “what you don't know can't hurt you.” This sayin...

How to Stop a Police Interrogation Immediately!

Posted by Corey L. Scott | Dec 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

Can being too polite to the police get you convicted? Absolutely.  Suppose you have somehow ended up down at the station and are being questioned in the interrogation room. You are disconnected from your friends and your family, and in fact cannot talk to anybody while the police are questioni...

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 pa...

A Little Reading Can Make a BIG Difference!

Posted by Corey L. Scott | Dec 03, 2021 | 0 Comments

I have a quick question for all of you. What have you been reading these days? I am willing to bet that everyone reading this has skimmed through at least one Facebook or Instagram post today or consumed some sort of content on the internet. The point I am getting at, and what I really want to...

A Must Ask Before You Hire an Attorney!

Posted by Corey L. Scott | Dec 02, 2021 | 0 Comments

“How would you handle my case?” In my opinion, this question is one of the most important questions to ask any prospective attorney. With the proper documentation and charging information, and after getting a chance to talk over your version of events, your potential attorney should be able to g...

Criminal Defense Advice “Straight Outta the Bible!”

Posted by Corey L. Scott | Nov 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Don't be fooled. Bad company does corrupt good character. Recognize these words of wisdom? Believe it or not, this insight comes directly from the Bible. Indeed, First Corinthians 15 and 33 advises us to not be deceived or misled, because bad company corrupts good character. I want to talk abo...

Why You Have to Be Careful About What You Record

Posted by Corey L. Scott | Nov 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

It recently dawned on me that record, as in criminal record, and record, as in recording, are spelled the same way. In addition to being spelled the same, these two words also seem to have a direct correlation with each other. There is a correlation between people that hit the record button and...

Got a Warrant? Can It Be Removed?

Posted by Corey L. Scott | Nov 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

So, you have just discovered that you have an outstanding warrant. Understandably, you might have a few questions! One of the first questions you may be asking yourself is can a warrant be recalled? The good news is that the answer is yes! When someone has an outstanding warrant and wishes to...

Do I Need an Attorney Even if I Am Pleading Guilty?

Posted by Corey L. Scott | Nov 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

“If I am innocent and have nothing to hide, do I still need an attorney?” “If I already know I will be pleading guilty, do I still need an attorney?” I get asked questions such as these regularly as a defense attorney. They are fair questions, as most people do not possess the same expertise ...

Never Leave Court Without This!

Posted by Corey L. Scott | Nov 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

The good book tells us, “In all of your getting, get an understanding.” In a court of law, acting cool will get you nowhere. Over the course of my career, I have witnessed countless individuals get so caught up in looking nonchalant or unimpressed in the courtroom, that they have let important...

A Little Weed Can Lead to a Big Case!

Posted by Corey L. Scott | Jul 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Have you ever heard the phrase, “little hinges swing big doors?” The sentiment behind this saying is a perfect way to describe the topic I would like to discuss today. The matter in question is weed, and how even smoking just a little can lead to big consequences. These consequences play out ev...

Can You Snitch on Yourself?

Posted by Corey L. Scott | Jul 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

I have a serious question for all of you. We hear all the time about this so-called, “code of the street,” in which one of the worst things you can do is snitch. My question is, if telling on someone else is the absolute worst thing you can do, where does telling on yourself stand? Does telling...

The Difference Between a Witness and a Snitch

Posted by Corey L. Scott | Jul 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

What is the difference between a witness and someone who snitches? I understand snitching can be a very controversial topic. We all know the code of the street, growing up being told things like, “you should never be a rat,” that, “a snitch is the worst thing ever,” or, “snitches get stitches,”...

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