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!

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 day 1:45 - Receiving legal myths from our audience to review on today's show 2:38 - 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 remarks Connect with John Razumich: (Website) (Facebook) (YouTube) (LinkedIn)
Closing Arguments - Episode 8 (A Brief History of the Supreme Court)
Apr 5 2022
Closing Arguments - Episode 8 (A Brief History of the Supreme Court)
Ever since its establishment, the Supreme Court has left a monumental footprint on our lives, hearing some of the biggest legal disputes that have shaped the way we operate as a country and a society. In the latest installment of Closing Arguments, we're going back in time and reviewing a brief history of the Supreme Court. From its development to becoming arguably the most powerful branch of our government today, we'll explore the various cases, as well as justices, that brought the court to what its become today. We've got another informative episode for you today! So sit back, relax, and enjoy this overview on the history of our country's highest legal body. Timecodes: 0:06 - Introduction and overview on the topic of the day 1:48 - What does the Supreme Court do? 4:54 - The power of the Supreme Court developed over time 8:21 - John Jay and the footprint he left on the Supreme Court 13:35 - What qualifications did a Supreme Court justice need to have? 19:02 - The Supreme Court's role during the Civil War 30:25 - Amendments and the Supreme Court's ruling with segregation 38:49 - The Lochner era 44:09 - Out of the Lochner Era and into World War II 47:30 - The incorporation of the Bill of Rights 50:55 - The Civil Rights Era and the Supreme Court's role in this 55:27 - Chief Justice Earl Warren's footprint he left on our country 1:07:22 - Closing remarks Connect with John Razumich: (Website) (Facebook) (YouTube) (LinkedIn)
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 day 2:10 - An update on Razumich & Associates 3:09 - A broad overview on the law of self defense and how it appears in criminal law today 5:28 - What affirmative defenses are generally 7:47 - How someone can make a claim for self defense 15:12 - What self defense looks like within a trial 18:41 - How the burden shifts of proving self defense in trial 22:41 - Testifying on your own behalf during a self defense claim 25:58 - The limitations that exist within self defense claims 30:30 - The jury's involvement during a self defense claim trial 34:02 - John's viewpoint on self defense and whether it always works or not 45:20 - Case studies that are specific to self defense 54:20 - How you can get in touch with John and his team 56:09 - Closing remarks Connect with John Razumich: (Website) (Facebook) (YouTube) (LinkedIn)
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 day 2:30 - Overview on the Miranda Warnings 4:33 - The birth of the Miranda Warnings and the monumental court case of Miranda vs. Arizona 8:14 - How this case unfolded at the Supreme Court level 10:40 - The fallout of the Supreme Court's ruling and what it meant for criminal law moving forward 15:00 - Legal developments that came after the Supreme Court's ruling 25:00 - Whatever happened to Ernesto Miranda after the court ruling? 27:49 - The involuntary and voluntary interactions with police 30:00 - Overview on the custodial interrogation process 35:20 - The questions you should ask yourself when interacting with the police 44:20 - Don't break the law 49:00 - Closing remarks Connect with John Razumich: (Website) (Facebook) (YouTube) (LinkedIn)
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 Razumich 2:13 - Background information on John and his law background in Indiana 5:04 - The reputation that Razumich & Associates receives across Indiana 6:39 - The hot topic of a fast and speedy trial 12:26 - Where the OJ Simpson case fell in the realm of fast and speedy trials 14:20 - The four-part balancing test applied to fast and speedy trials 24:00 - The Speedy Trial Act of 1974 and how it's applied to cases today 29:00 - How fast and speedy trials work throughout the state of Indiana 34:50 - An independent constitutional analysis and the Barker Test 42:15 - The case of Tyson Timbs and its impact on forfeitures 55:40 - But wait! There's more! 1:02:00 - Closing remarks Connect with John Razumich: (Website) (Facebook) (YouTube) (LinkedIn)