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How Do I Get My License Back?

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I get asked this question all of the time! There are a few main ways. Pay off existing fines. Contact the court if you have failed to appear. See if you qualify for Specialized Driving Privileges (Hardship License). Rescind your lifetime drivers license suspension. Numbers 1 & 2 will leave you with an indefinite suspension […]

Erasing Your Criminal Record Is Easy

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There are some basic steps to getting an Indiana criminal expungement. Five years must pass for a misdemeanor. Eight (or ten) years must pass for most felonies. Once we find out if you’re eligible, most clients have their record clean in around Sixty days!

10 Things About Divorce To Know Before Getting Married

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Currently, The New York Times suggests that about one-third of current marriages will end in divorce. What makes a divorce more likely? What will happen to our kids if we do split up? What will happen to my health? Keep in mind that no one can predict with 100% accuracy what will happen to you. 1. Couples who marry […]

Do I Have A Right To Bond (Bail)?

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In short, yes! Paying a bail bond is the way you get out of jail once you’ve been arrested. It helps the Court to ensure that you’ll appear in future hearings and not get arrested again by having a financial investment in the case. The only time you’ll be denied bail after your arrest is […]

Is insurance important during divorce?

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Life Insurance and Divorce are essential to many divorces, especially children are involved. There must be an agreement on whether life insurance needs to be maintained as a provision of the divorce. There are steps you can take to ensure that if benefits need to be paid, they will be paid according to the divorce […]

When Can Police Search Me?

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Police have limits to their powers. They cannot just search people for no reason. You have the good ole’ United States Constitution protecting you – specifically, The Fourth Amendment. It says: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and […]

Southern Indiana Police To Ditch Body Cameras

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In a time when more and more concerned Hoosiers are demanding body cameras to increase police accountability, a southern Indiana police department will stop using body cameras because the chief thinks a new law will let too many people view the footage. Clarksville police Chief Mark Palmer told the Jeffersonville News and Tribune that the […]

What is a Habitual Traffic Violator?

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Today we discuss Indiana’s Habitual Traffic Violator status, frequently called “HTV.” If you’re a HTV, you’re either serving a 5 year, 10 year, or lifetime license suspension. People earn these harsh suspensions a few different ways, typically from accruing a variation of “major” and “minor” offenses. Major offenses are those where there is a criminal […]

Can a Juvenile Court Order a Civil Judgement for Restitution?

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In a bit of breaking news, the Indiana Court of Appeals recently held that restitution stemming from a juvenile delinquency adjudication cannot later be converted into a civil judgement. This is big for a few reasons.  Article Here. First, historically it has always happened. When a child finished their probation, anything unpaid for restitution would […]

What are the Indiana Code Criminal Sentencing Guidelines

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Starting in 2014, Indiana changed how it classifies felonies. Rather than the old A-D Class felonies, you can now expect Levels 1-6 for allegations filed after July 1, 2014. Here’s how the sentencing ranges work for old and new charges. Old Felony Classification (Before July 1, 2014) Murder: 45-65 years in prison Class A Felony: […]