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  • Are You a Victim of Police Brutality? One Case Study
    Are You a Victim of Police Brutality? One Case Study

    Like the rest of us, police officers can lose their cool. But what happens when they do? Mr. Miller, a client of Keffer Barnhart, suffered from abuse by a police officer who lost his cool and used ...

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  • A Present for Thanksgiving
    A Present for Thanksgiving

    Just a few days before thanksgiving, a trial court issued an order vacating Jimmy Small’s conviction and ordering that he be released from prison. Mr. Small was not scheduled to be released from ...

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  • What is a
    What is a "speedy trial"?

    The term “speedy trial” is used often. But what does it mean exactly? In Indiana, if an individual is incarcerated and requests a speedy trial, they have the constitutional right to a trial within ...

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  • Clandestine Conversations—Is it legal to record a conversation?
    Clandestine Conversations—Is it legal to record a conversation?

    Many individuals have the need or the desire to record telephone calls or in person meetings that concern their business or personal dealings. With technological advancements, that is easier and ...

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  • Founding Partner Selected as President Elect of the Indiana Bar Foundation
    Founding Partner Selected as President Elect of the Indiana Bar Foundation

    Keffer Barnhart LLP is pleased to announce that founding partner, Scott Barnhart, has been selected as the President Elect of the Indiana Bar Foundation following a meeting by the Board of Directors ...

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  • I Think My Rights Were Violated.  Now What?
    I Think My Rights Were Violated. Now What?

    Unfortunately, constitutional violations can and do occur. Typically, those violations can happen when a law enforcement officer unlawfully arrests someone, uses excessive force during an arrest, or ...

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