What to Do When Police Are at Your Door

Posted by Corey L. Scott | Jun 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

What do you do when police are knocking at your door? I would like to share five things that you should consider if you are ever in a situation where law enforcement is outside your residence. 1. The first rule is to never open the door. I say this because in our homes we have the greatest expect...

Stop Worrying About Looking Guilty and Do This Instead!

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

Can looking good cause you to be found guilty? During my experience as a defense attorney, I have spoken with countless individuals who have been found guilty and convicted of a crime. Over the course of these conversations I have discovered a valuable, if contradictory, truth. A truth which I...

WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY AND HE IS OURS

Posted by Corey L. Scott | May 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

At some point during the War of 1812 Commodore Oliver Hazard reportedly said to William Harrison after the Battle of Lake Erie, “We have met the enemy and they are ours.” A jury trial is a legal war of competing stories.  In most wars, the opposing sides are expected to fight the opposition and s...

The Most Important Thing to do During Police Encounters

Posted by Corey L. Scott | May 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

What is one of the most important things to remember and do in any police encounter?  An individual is stopped by police and is asked to produce their license and registration. The law enforcement official runs their information, returns and announces, “We have checked you out, and everythin...

The Four Most Important Words When Dealing With Police

Posted by Corey L. Scott | May 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Four Most Important Words to Remember in Any Police Encounter   “I want a lawyer” These words are perhaps the four most important words to remember in any police encounter. These four little words, when spoken, bring your sixth amendment right to an attorney into play. This is significant...

AMERICA'S OTHER PANDEMIC by Attorney Corey L. Scott

Posted by Corey L. Scott | Jun 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

AMERICA'S OTHER PANDEMIC By Attorney Corey L. Scott The recent death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department has sparked a debate about the ever growing issue of American citizens dying at the hands of those who are supposedly sworn to "serve and protect" them. Attorney Scott believes that police killings have reached a level to be rightly deemed a pandemic.

Domestic Violence: Where to find help and who to call

Posted by Corey L. Scott | May 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Life is a pressure cooker and whether you remain serene or become stressed out depends on how you handle that pressure.” Kevin Leman A perfect storm has been defined as “a particularly violent storm arising from a rare combination of adverse meteorological factors.” Pressure cookers work by r...

HOW NOT TO BE LEGALLY STUPID

Posted by Corey L. Scott | Feb 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

BY Attorney Corey L. Scott  Most people believe that stupidity is the opposite of intelligence or to be dumb. However, I recently discovered a definition of stupidity as “overlooking or dismissing conspicuous information.”  In this context, stupidity is to overlook or dismiss critical, life ch...

Can Being Too Polite to Police Send You to Prison???

Posted by Corey L. Scott | Mar 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Your 6th Amendment Right to A Lawyer is one of the most important tools in the arsenal of citizens during police encounters. Exercised properly, it terminates all police interrogation until you have a lawyer present. However, constitutional rights don't exercise themselves...this posts answers the questions of: Can Being Too Polite Send You To Prison and tells you how to properly exercise your 6th Amendment Rights.

5 Reasons You Should Never Make Voluntary Statements To The Police

Posted by Corey L. Scott | Mar 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Under the 5th Amendment of the United States Constitution, you have the right not to be forced to make potentially self-incriminating statements. However, if you choose to make voluntary statements to police, you can waive this important constitutional right. In this article, Indianapolis, Indiana Criminal Defense Attorney shares "5 Reasons You Should Never Make Voluntary Statements To The Police."

SOCIAL MEDIA EVIDENCE

Posted by Corey L. Scott | Mar 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the age of social media and the proliferation of new social media tools and apps, law enforcement has increasingly turned to social media as a means to gather evidence related to potential crimes and suspects.

5 Things You Need To Know To Safely Record Police

Posted by Corey L. Scott | Mar 07, 2016 | 0 Comments

In 2016, we almost never leave home without our cell phones or some kind of device capable of recording. As such, over the years citizens are increasingly recording the police as they go about their business. This post explains 5 things you need to know to safely record the police, which you absolutely have a right to do as long as you are not interfering with their ability to do their job.

Double Jeopardy and O.J. Simpson

Posted by Corey L. Scott | Mar 06, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Los Angeles Police Department just announced that a bloody knife was found buried on O.J. Simpson's property and it is being tested to see if it is was used in the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Under the 5th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, as it relates to O.J. Simpson, the outcome of the testing on the knife is of no consequence as he cannot be tried again for the murders.

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