Should I Return a Detective’s Call?

Posted by Corey L. Scott | Jul 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

You get a phone call from a number you do not recognize, and let it go to voicemail. You listen to it, and lo and behold, it is Detective ______­­_­­­____, calling to say that he has a few questions for you and would like to talk. What do you do? My name is Corey Scott, and I am a criminal def...

What Happens at My First Court Hearing?

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

If you have been charged with a crime, and your initial hearing is fast approaching, you may understandably be a little anxious or worried. What do you do? What should you expect? These are questions I get all the time as a criminal defense attorney, and I would like to walk you through what to...

Legal Ignorance Tax: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You!

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

We have all heard the phrase, “What you don't know can't hurt you.” Unfortunately, that phrase could be the farthest thing from the truth, and there is a story I would like to relay that illustrates this well. I was in a courtroom waiting for my case to be called, when the court called up thre...

If You Ever Hear These Words, Run the Other Way!

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

One of the many things I have learned during my time as a defense attorney, is that common sense is not so common. I would like to discuss a phrase, that when heard, should make you turn around and run the other way: “All you have to do is…” Although most can see the red flags this phrase rai...

Expungement: Old Convictions Ruin New Opportunities!

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

Do you have an old, crusty, conviction sitting on your record? Chances are this conviction is doing nothing but ruin new opportunities for you while reducing your quality of life! If this is relatable, I would like to let you in on something that could change your life for the better. Indiana h...

Social Media Evidence: Do This Before Posting Anything

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

A man posts a picture of himself and his victim onto Snapchat. Unbeknownst to him, one of his friends takes a screenshot and forwards it onto the authorities. A traveler is upset with the airline he is flying and makes the decision to post about it. He tweets, “You know what? This airline has ...

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...

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