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What to After You’ve Been Arrested for a Hit and Run

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You were scared or confused and failed to stop after an accident in Indiana. Now you’ve been arrested for hit and run, and you have no idea how to move forward. Here are five tips for what you can do now to start making life better. Hire an attorney. It’s urgent that you speak with […]

How a DUI Felony Conviction Can Make Your Life Harder – and What to Do About It

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An Indiana DUI felony conviction can impact your life in ways you’d never imagined. That’s why if you’re facing DUI felony charges, it’s crucial to find an experienced criminal defense attorney right from the start. The sooner you start preparing your defense, the better chance you have for a positive outcome and minimal impact on […]

Do Rideshare Services Decrease DUIs?

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Drunk driving deaths in Indiana have been on a downward trend for the past two years. Could the presence of rideshare services such as Uber or Lyft have anything to do with this change? Possible. Some studies suggest that ridesharing services may help decrease incidents of driving under the influence. What’s the evidence? An independent […]

What is Indiana’s New Marijuana Reform Bill?

Criminal Defense

Right now, marijuana possession has the second-highest arrest rate in Indiana. But might that soon change? State Senator Karen Tallian (D- Ogden Dunes) has introduced three marijuana policy reform-related bills. If passed, the bills could decriminalize the possession of less than one ounce of cannabis, legalize smokeable hemp, and establish a cannabis compliance commission that […]

What If a Diagnosable Mental Problem Led to Your Arrest in Indiana?

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Across the United States, two million people with mental illnesses are jailed each year, according to the National Alliance of Mental Illness. While some of these people have been jailed for crimes unrelated to their mental illness, others are behind bars because their mental challenges caused behaviors that led to their arrest.    If you have […]

Arrested after a Bar Fight in Indiana: Possible Defenses

Criminal Defense

It happens all the time. One minute, you’re having a quiet drink at your favorite watering hole. The next, you’re throwing or dodging blows. When you’re in the heat of the moment, you’re probably not thinking of how a bar fight can lead to multiple criminal charges, from disorderly conduct to assault and battery, or […]

Arrested at School in Indiana: What Are the Consequences?

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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 […]