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Lake Central teacher faces charges for using drugs in school

On a recent Wednesday, a 24-year-old teacher at Lake Central High School in Saint John, Indiana, was arrested for multiple drug-related charges. The English teacher was allegedly caught on a cellphone video snorting what is reportedly cocaine in her classroom. The video was taken by a student at Lake Central, who then -- with other students -- told the principal what they had allegedly witnessed.

Criminal justice cases may start long before charges are levied

Many people don't realize that the criminal justice process can sometimes start long before the defendant is arrested on charges. There are some cases that involve months or years of investigative work before the day when the warrant is placed. All of this means that the prosecution has one up on the defendant and that the defense team will have to work hard to catch up.

Woman sentenced after 5 children harmed in DUI crash

Drunk driving is something that is always preventable. However, people who have been drinking might not think clearly. This is what one Valparaiso woman says of her decision to drive after drinking one night when she had five children, including three who weren't her children, in her care.

Teen faces 10 felonies after fatal drugged driving crash

Driving under the influence of anything is never advisable. You never know how the drugs or alcohol will impact you. In some cases, it might impair your judgment to the point that you do things that are uncharacteristic of you. One teenager from Frankfort is an extreme example of what might happen when drugs and driving mix.

Understand the resolution options for your criminal case

Criminal justice cases can sometimes take a long time to work through the system. Recently, we discussed the case of the councilman who has been fighting a drunk driving charge for a while. This is a fairly uncommon case, but it brings up the important point of a speedy trial.

July 24 is the day when a Munster councilman faces the music

Having to face the music when you are facing a drunk driving charge is something that can be very difficult. When your very livelihood is at stake, this can be even more difficult. One Munster councilman is finding out what it means to have to face the criminal justice system

Fight back against a DUI in Indiana

Drunk driving charges are matters that mustn't be ignored, even though it is fully understandable that you might want to just pretend that the incident never happened. We know that you might want the charges to just go away. The bad news is that this isn't likely going to happen. The good news is that drunk driving charges come with the right to present a defense, just like any other criminal charge.

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