July 2013

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Understanding Spousal Immunity in Criminal Cases

Understanding Indiana’s Law on Spousal Immunity In every marriage, on a daily basis, spouses share information with one another they would never dare share with anyone else. In fact, many times, secrets that are shared between spouses are often incredibly personal, with a deep understanding that what is said between the two of you stays just that — just between the two of you. Much like the confidentiality you rely on with your doctor, your…

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Banks & Brower Announces the Scholarship Recipient

Posted in On July 25, 2013

Congratulations to Laura Weiss the first recipient of the annual Banks & Brower, LLC College Scholarship.  The scholarship required admission to a university and a demonstration of having overcome an extreme hardship.  Below, the picture, read Laura’s inspiring story.  Congratulations Laura and best of luck! Banks & Brower, LLC Inaugural College Scholarship Laura E. Weiss, Personal Essay I feel honored to have the opportunity to apply for the inaugural Banks & Brower, LLC college scholarship….

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A Look At Indiana's Self-defense Law

In today’s blog the Indianapolis Criminal Defense Attorneys at Banks & Brower take a look at your right to self defense in Indiana. It is an important right recognized by law, but as can be seen below at can be difficult in its implementation. The Indiana legislature felt so strongly about the right to self-defense that they put in the legislation an explanation of the importance of the law.  A rather unusual circumstance. Per Indiana…

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Pleading Guilty in a Criminal Case & the Rights You Waive

What Am I Giving Up By Pleading Guilty? – Did you know that only 90-95% of criminal cases never go to trial? In fact, of the remaining 5-10%, roughly half are dismissed by prosecutors for some reason or another, and then roughly the remaining half see the inside of a court room for trial. Many are amazed at this statistic, but once you think about it, it makes sense. With the threat of additional charges,…

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A Review of the Most Common Alcohol Related Offenses in Indiana

It is  summer time, so this week’s blog takes a look at alcohol related offenses. Regardless of the offense, the Indianapolis Criminal Defense Attorneys of Banks & Brower can help you. Possessing, Using, or Furnishing a Fake ID:  If you possess or use a fake ID then it is an infraction and you can be subjected to a fine and in some instances a license suspension.   For those trying to profit off of kids…

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Understanding Indiana's Laws on Fireworks

Those Lame Sparkler Days are Over – Let the Rockets Fly!!! – Many people recall the days in Indiana when large, aerial based consumer fireworks were off limits to residents within Indiana’s boundaries. Each time you bought one of the larger, consumer fireworks (not the notoriously lame and legal sparklers, ground spinners, cone fountains, wheels, and cylindrical fountains) you had to sign a waiver whereby you agreed to carry the fireworks across state lines —…

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