October 2016

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A Look at Conditional Discharges in Indiana

Conditional Discharges in Indiana Have you or a loved one found yourself in a situation where you were pulled over or came into some other contact with the police and marijuana was found on you? Are you now facing criminal charges for possession of marijuana? If you do not have a previous conviction of an offense related to a controlled substance and are charged with possession of marijuana as a misdemeanor, you may qualify for…

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Indiana Handgun Appeals Attorney Blog: Denied? Now What? Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

I Was Denied a Concealed Carry, Now What? F.A.Q. Below are the most typical F.A.Q. we get handling hundreds of concealed carry permit denials in Indiana: Do I need an attorney? The answer is technically, no. But, an experienced attorney can help you navigate what can be a tricky legal process. Many times, especially on easier appeals, the attorney can avoid having to attend the hearing altogether. As a firm who has handled tons of…

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Carrying a Handgun Without a License in Indianapolis

Possession of a Firearm Without a License The right to bear arms is protected by the U.S. and Indiana State constitutions.  The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”  The Indiana constitution also addresses the right to arm oneself.  Article I section 32 reads, “the people shall have…

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Indianapolis Divorce Attorney Blog: What am I and my Spouse Allowed to Do in Our Divorce

The Typical “Can” and “Cannot” Behaviors in a Typical Divorce As attorneys, we field questions beginning with “Can I” and “Can they” every day.  This is especially true with family law matters.  The answers to these questions can be misleading or even dangerous when taken out of context or without elaboration.  The simple answer may frequently be yes or no.  However, it is important to expand upon the simple response and discuss the possible ramifications…

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Conditional Deferrals on DUI Cases in Indiana

Although not commonly used throughout the state, there is a law which creates an avenue for somebody to have their OVWI/DUI case dismissed. The process is called conditional deferral, commonly called a Title 12 deferral and is allowed under Indiana Code 12-23-5. According to this law, if somebody is charged with a crime under IC 9-30-5 (generally, operating a vehicle while intoxicated or operating a vehicle with a BAC above .08), as long as it’s…

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