September 2023

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What is a “Vehicle” for Purposes of the OVWI Statute in Indiana?

Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated (OVWI) is one of the most frequent crimes charged in Indiana.  While it is never a good idea to get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol to the point of intoxication, many people think that motorized scooters or bicycles are a safe, legal way to get home after a day (or night) of drinking.  The question becomes, then, is it possible to get an OVWI on a scooter or bicycle? …

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What You Should Know About Auto Insurance Coverages

Automobile insurance is a critical aspect of our lives, providing financial protection in the event of accidents and personal injury.  However, a common concern among policyholders and those affected by accidents is the low insurance limits that automobile carriers offer.   Understanding Insurance Limits First, what are insurance limits?  Insurance limits refer to the maximum amount of money an insurance company will pay for a covered claim.  In the context of automobile insurance, these limits…

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Can I Get Grandparent Visitation with My Grandkids?

Parents in divorce cases or in a paternity case generally will receive an order from the court that outlines what their parenting time (commonly known as visitation) with their children will be.  But what about grandparents?  Are grandparents entitled to seek a court order to permit them to receive a visitation schedule with their grandchildren?  What Situations Enable a Grandparent to Seek Visitation? In Indiana, grandparents are permitted to seek visitation rights in three separate…

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