Closing Arguments

John Razumich

Welcome to Closing Arguments, a show dedicated to exploring court cases and offering insights into the ever-changing landscape of criminal law. Featuring John Razumich, Attorney at Razumich & Associates, P.C., each episode will highlight a new law-related topic to help provide education or guidance when navigating the complex world of criminal law. With over a decade of experience in criminal law throughout the state of Indiana, John is no stranger to a courtroom and is ready to fight for all his clients. So sit back, relax, and enjoy thought-provoking conversations! read less
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Episodes

True Attorney Confessions
Apr 1 2024
True Attorney Confessions
In this eye-opening episode of Closing Arguments, join John and Ryan, as they delve into the intricacies of the legal profession, debunking common misconceptions surrounding the role of defense attorneys. Contrary to popular belief, defense attorneys aren't just advocates for the guilty; they serve a critical function in upholding the principles of justice for all.Through riveting anecdotes and insightful analysis, John Razumich offers listeners an insider's perspective on the value that defense attorneys provide to their clients and the broader legal system. From navigating complex legal procedures to safeguarding individuals' rights, defense attorneys play a pivotal role in ensuring fair and equitable treatment under the law.Enjoy!Chapters:0:00 - Introduction and overview on the topic of the day1:43 - The realities of hiring a defense attorney9:31 - How plea agreements work and how a defense attorney navigates them for a client19:28 - The waiting game played by the state22:39 - Is a defense attorney simply helping bad people get away with it? 29:30 - Bail reform and "letting dangerous people back out on the street"35:16 - Just because your friend was not guilty, doesn't mean you will be too40:02 - Why is it so expensive to hire a defense attorney? 47:42 - It's more expensive to not hire an attorney51:00 - The number one job of your defense attorney53:00 - How to get in touch with Jack and his team54:45 - Closing remarksConnect with John Razumich:WebsiteFacebookYouTubeLinkedIn
Closing Arguments - Episode 13 (Juvenile Law in Indiana)
Jul 17 2023
Closing Arguments - Episode 13 (Juvenile Law in Indiana)
Welcome back to Closing Arguments! We're back for an all-new season of the show and we're kicking things off with a deep dive into the juvenile law system in Indiana. Join us as we explore the challenges, triumphs, and ongoing debates surrounding the juvenile justice system, with a particular focus on the Hoosier State.To kick off the episode, we lay the foundation by examining the historical development of Juvenile Law in Indiana. We explore the origins of the system and the intentions behind its establishment. As we uncover the key milestones and influential court cases that shaped Indiana's approach, we also assess the evolution of juvenile justice practices over time.Timecodes:0:06 - Introduction and overview on the topic of the day1:40 - What is Juvenile Law? 3:06 - The brith of a separate law system between an adult and a juvenile5:20 - Where the idea of treating adults and kids differently came from7:58 - The defense of infancy and where it resides within juvenile law11:20 - How juvenile law differs from adult law in the State of Indiana15:52 - Juvenile proceedings have differing rights from adult proceedings20:02 - Can a juvenile be charged as an adult in the State of Indiana25:50 - Being arrested as an adult for a crime that happened when you were a juvenile29:16 - The long-term ramifications of a juvenile convicted of a crime34:50 - How you can get in touch with John and his team36:15 - Closing remarksConnect with John Razumich:WebsiteFacebookYouTubeLinkedIn
Closing Arguments - Episode 9 (Legal Myths That Need to Die)
May 6 2022
Closing Arguments - Episode 9 (Legal Myths That Need to Die)
There are too many legal myths out there, confusing us when it comes to criminal law and its proceedings!On the latest installment of Closing Arguments, we're exploring a variety of different legal myths and setting the record straight once and for all! Listen as John reviews our audience's feedback on the biggest police-related myths, as well as courtroom myths that many believe to be true. This episode is bound to leave you with some clarification on legalities you may have wrongfully thought to be true!Timecodes:0:06 - Introduction and overview on the topic of the day1:45 - Receiving legal myths from our audience to review on today's show2:38 - Do the police have to read me my rights before speaking to me? 5:04 - Do police have to tell me if they are working undercover? 6:50 - Do police have to be honest with me? 10:12 - Do I have to stop and talk to the police? 14:00 - Do I have to consent to a police search? 18:35 - Do I have to get out of the car when I'm told to? 22:31 - Do I have the right to one free phone call when incarcerated? 26:14 - Are you entitled to three plea offers? 28:54 - Are you entitled to three continuances? 32:19 - Do warrants eventually go away? 36:18 - Can alleged victims drop charges? 40:11 - Is it going to cost the state a lot of money to take my case to trial? 43:10 - Are public defenders working for the state and not me?46:56 - Does hiring an attorney make you look guilty? 52:20 - Closing remarksConnect with John Razumich:WebsiteFacebookYouTubeLinkedIn
Closing Arguments - Episode 4 (The Law of Self Defense)
Dec 14 2021
Closing Arguments - Episode 4 (The Law of Self Defense)
In the latest installment of Closing Arguments, John and Ryan explore the law of self defense, which continues to be one of the most controversial topics among criminal law to date. Listen as John shares a complete breakdown on the law of self defense and how it varies across different states. Additionally, John explores how self defense is contested in the courtroom and how the media's coverage of this law has evolved over the years through some key case studies. With self defense being one of the most popular criminal law topics these days, this is an episode packed with beneficial information! Enjoy!Timecodes:0:06 - Overview on the topic of the day2:10 - An update on Razumich & Associates 3:09 - A broad overview on the law of self defense and how it appears in criminal law today5:28 - What affirmative defenses are generally7:47 - How someone can make a claim for self defense15:12 - What self defense looks like within a trial18:41 - How the burden shifts of proving self defense in trial22:41 - Testifying on your own behalf during a self defense claim25:58 - The limitations that exist within self defense claims30:30 - The jury's involvement during a self defense claim trial34:02 - John's viewpoint on self defense and whether it always works or not45:20 - Case studies that are specific to self defense54:20 - How you can get in touch with John and his team 56:09 - Closing remarksConnect with John Razumich:WebsiteFacebookYouTubeLinkedIn
Closing Arguments - Episode 2 (The Miranda Warnings)
Aug 20 2021
Closing Arguments - Episode 2 (The Miranda Warnings)
In the second installment of Closing Arguments, John and Ryan explore the various facets of the Miranda Warnings, as well as how they have impacted a police officer's interact with civilians overall. Listen as John outlines the monumental court ruling in Miranda vs. Arizona and why the Supreme Court's decision was handed down. Despite their decision receiving some backlash or fallout, their ruling remains intact today and it's something most people are familiar with. Additionally, John outlines how this ruling has altered police interactions altogether. We'll explore the various situations in which the Miranda Warnings are required and how you should interact with a police officer based on various circumstances.Sit back, relax, and enjoy another insightful conversation surrounding concept you thought you knew! Timecodes:0:08 - Welcome to the show and overview on the topic of the day2:30 - Overview on the Miranda Warnings4:33 - The birth of the Miranda Warnings and the monumental court case of Miranda vs. Arizona8:14 - How this case unfolded at the Supreme Court level10:40 - The fallout of the Supreme Court's ruling and what it meant for criminal law moving forward15:00 - Legal developments that came after the Supreme Court's ruling25:00 - Whatever happened to Ernesto Miranda after the court ruling? 27:49 - The involuntary and voluntary interactions with police30:00 - Overview on the custodial interrogation process35:20 - The questions you should ask yourself when interacting with the police44:20 - Don't break the law49:00 - Closing remarksConnect with John Razumich:WebsiteFacebookYouTubeLinkedIn
Closing Arguments - Episode 1 (Fast/Speedy Trials and Forfeitures)
Jul 9 2021
Closing Arguments - Episode 1 (Fast/Speedy Trials and Forfeitures)
In the inaugural episode of Closing Arguments, we introduce you to John Razumich, Attorney at Razumich & Associates, P.C., who serves as an expert in criminal law and a public defender across the state of Indiana. After serving the greater Indiana area for over a decade, John brings a wealth of experience to the table. After describing some of his personal and professional life experiences, John highlights the landscape surrounding fast and speedy trails. Not only has the definition of a fast and speedy trial evolved since its establishment, but there have been landmark court cases to help define this process. Additionally, John will explore the idea of forfeitures and the misconceptions surrounding this topic. So sit back, relax, and we thank you for joining us on our inaugural episode!Timecodes:0:07 - Welcome to the show and introducing John Razumich2:13 - Background information on John and his law background in Indiana 5:04 - The reputation that Razumich & Associates receives across Indiana6:39 - The hot topic of a fast and speedy trial12:26 - Where the OJ Simpson case fell in the realm of fast and speedy trials14:20 - The four-part balancing test applied to fast and speedy trials24:00 - The Speedy Trial Act of 1974 and how it's applied to cases today29:00 - How fast and speedy trials work throughout the state of Indiana34:50 - An independent constitutional analysis and the Barker Test42:15 - The case of Tyson Timbs and its impact on forfeitures55:40 - But wait! There's more!1:02:00 - Closing remarks Connect with John Razumich:WebsiteFacebookYouTubeLinkedIn