November 2013

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Explaining Indiana's Habitual Offender Enhancement and Habitual Substance Offender Enhancement

Understanding the Habitual Offender Sentence Enhancements – Being charged with a crime, on its own, is one of the scariest things a person can face. Regardless of the facts, regardless of the level of crime alleged, it can be a daunting situation for anyone — even for the smallest of crimes. Yet, not much is more terrifying for a defendant than when the State files a sentence enhancement on their case. After all, an enhancement…

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Uncontested Divorce, Collaborative Divorce and Mediation

When people think of divorce, visions of a knock down, dragged out and dirty fight come to mind.  Sometimes, situations do occur where divorces proceed down a road that can be very negative, emotionally draining and expensive.  However, a divorce does not have to travel down a path of negativity.  This weeks blog looks at three ways a divorce can proceed without necessarily getting negative and spiteful. Uncontested Divorce An uncontested divorce is exactly what…

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Understanding Driving While Suspended, OVNRL, Reckless Driving, and Speed Contest

Indiana’s Common Driving Offenses – Without question driving related offenses make up a huge majority of criminal cases filed each year. But that makes sense — as the majority of Americans drive at least twice a day for work, and for a significant amount of miles each day. Inevitably, hundreds of thousands of people on a daily basis receive traffic related tickets and criminal offenses ranging from simple speeding tickets, to driving while suspended, and…

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Conversion, Theft, and Auto Theft

 Charged with a Theft related crime click here to contact us now! Indiana’s current statutory scheme places stealing something from someone into three possible categories.  These categories are theft as a Class A Misdemeanor, Theft as a Level 6 Felony, and Auto Theft.  This week’s blog takes a look at each crime and how they are many times practically applied. Conversion Theft is defined as A person who knowingly or intentionally exerts unauthorized control over property…

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Understanding Domestic Violence Charges in Indiana

Domestic violence is one of those topics that is very tough to discuss. Many times it occurs, unnoticed and uncharged — a perpetual and vicious cycle of abuse. Often times, many victims suffer greatly and fear reprisal or increased violence if they come forward — and thus the cycle continues. Unfortunately, at some point, the violence becomes so great that injuries are too much to hide, or the abuse is too much to take, and…

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