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Arrested at School in Indiana: What Are the Consequences?

General

It’s hardly unusual for children to get into trouble at school. But these days, as school shootings and other violence become increasingly common, zero-tolerance schools are having some children arrested too.  If your child is arrested at an Indiana school, what can you expect? Here’s a brief look.  1. Your child may be charged with […]

Indiana Law vs. Federal law: How are Marijuana Crimes Punished?

Criminal Defense

Although numerous states have legalized marijuana use, it continues to be illegal under both federal and Indiana law. Anyone who grows, markets, distributes, or possesses marijuana in Indiana is almost certainly breaking the law. Both federal and state statutes have classified it as a Schedule I controlled substance, which is a category of drugs that […]

The 3 Biggest DUI stories of the Decade – and What We Can Learn From Them

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We all know we shouldn’t drink and drive–yet it continues to happen. According to the Bureau of Transportation, three people are killed by alcohol-related crashes every two hours. The good news is that drunk driving rates have been steadily decreasing over the past three decades, which suggests that the ‘don’t drink and drive’ message is […]

How an Indiana Criminal Conviction Can Impact your Immigration Status

Criminal Defense

If you’re a foreign-born person convicted of a crime in Indiana, you’re likely to be concerned about how the conviction will affect your immigration status. The United States requires all immigration applicants to divulge all information about their criminal history, whether applying for a visa, green card, adjustment of status, or U.S. citizenship. If you […]

Your Teenager Admitted to You That They Committed a Crime: What’s Your Legal Responsibility?

General

As many parents are sadly aware, teenagers sometimes do incredibly foolish things. While this may be a phase, serious problems can arise when such acts crossover from imprudent to illegal. If your teen admits to committing a crime, you need to think about your legal responsibility as a parent, and how you should act going […]

Arrested for a Minor Crime in Indiana But Live Out-of-State: What Happens Next?

General

It’s not uncommon for people to come to Indiana for a night, a weekend, or a special event–and run into legal trouble, usually after a bit of drinking. Perhaps you’ve gotten slapped with Operating While Intoxicated (OWI)charge, Indiana’s DUI. Or maybe you got into a fight and were arrested for disorderly conduct. Whatever the charge, […]

Your Spouse Just got Arrested for a Crime: What Should You Be Doing Now?

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If your spouse has been arrested, you might feel understandably shocked and frightened. After these initial feelings fade, it’s essential to take immediate action to help your spouse preserve their rights and get back home. Here are five specific steps to take. If you are present when your spouse is arrested. 1. Keep your spouse […]

Arrested for a Crime You Didn’t Commit: A 48-hour Checklist to Protect the Truth

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Getting arrested for a crime you didn’t commit can be terrifying. But it’s important to stay calm: even while under arrest, you can take affirmative steps to protect the true story and rights. Here’s a short checklist describing how to protect yourself during the 48-hours post-arrest in Indiana. 1. Request a lawyer As soon as […]

Dealing with the Anxiety of Facing an Indiana Criminal Charge

General

It’s normal for people facing an Indiana criminal charge to struggle with anxiety. On top of facing an uncertain future, you may be feeling crushed by societal judgment, the disappointment of your loved ones, the fear losing your job, or the shock of finding yourself in this situation. Everything seems beyond your control, and the […]

How Do Different Prescription Medicines Impact Your Driving?

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Drugged driving is a growing problem on Indiana roads. From 2016 through 2018, drugged driving arrests rose from 8 to 14 percent of all Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) arrests. Part of the problem is that many Indiana residents don’t realize that prescription medication can impair their ability to drive–and that it’s illegal to drive impaired […]