September 2017

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Crimes that Disqualify You for Home Detention

A Look at the Crimes that Disqualify from Receiving Home Detention in Indiana In 2016, the Marion County Department of Corrections gave over 1 Million Dollars to hire additional staff to accommodate a large increase in home detention due to overcrowding. This puts the number of people on some form of home detention to over 3,000 in Indianapolis. This can be a preferable alternative to those who want to finish the remainder of their sentence…

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What is a Sexually Violent Predator in Indiana?

Despite the obvious consequences that result from a conviction for a serious crime, convictions for certain crimes also cause the offender to become labeled a sexually violent predator (SVP).  By law, a sexually violent predator is somebody “who suffers from a mental abnormality or personality disorder that makes the individual likely to repeatedly commit a sex offense.”  IC 35-38-1-7.5. Accordingly, a person convicted of a crime that causes them to be labeled as a sexually…

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DCS Substantiation Indiana

Navigating the DCS Substantiation Process The Indiana Department of Child Services (“DCS”) is an agency that is designed to protect a child’s welfare. DCS makes the initial determinations and findings on reports of alleged child abuse or neglect. They can either find a case to be “substantiated” or “unsubstantiated.” A substantiated child abuse or neglect report means a determination regarding the status of the report whenever facts obtained during an assessment of the report provide…

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DUI Refusal Suspensions F.A.Q.

Posted in On September 3, 2017

The Most F.A.Q. Regarding DUI Refusal Suspensions: Most people have heard by now that refusing to take a chemical test in Indiana as part of any DUI can lead to serious consequences. Some have heard that while it may result in serious consequences, you may be lucky and the officer will be too lazy to bring you in for a blood draw, and thus you avoid a DUI arrest. Regardless, the idea that you can…

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