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How Is Property Divided in a Divorce?

While the short answer to how property is divided in a divorce is equally, that may not always be the case.  Indiana is an equitableread more

Do Miranda warnings apply to Juveniles?

The Fifth amendment right against self-incrimination was made famous in the Supreme Court’s decision in Miranda v. Arizona.  This case set out the framework forread more

Indiana Special Conditions for Adult Sex Offenders

On any sex-related offense in the state of Indiana where a defendant is placed on probation, barring some extremely limited circumstance, there are always Indianaread more

Offenses that Qualify as Sexually Violent Predator, In Indiana

I.C. Code Offense Special Circumstances 35-4—4-1 Rape None 35-42-4-3 Child Molest Must be a Class A or B felony(under old law) or level 1, 2,read more

Child Hearsay in Criminal Cases

In order for the State of Indiana to meet their burden of “beyond a reasonable doubt” they often have to rely upon the testimony ofread more

Why Is My License Suspended?

We take calls all the time from people who have gotten their license in a mess and need help digging out of the hole andread more

Should a Defendant Speak at Sentencing?

As criminal defense attorneys, we have handled hundreds, if not thousands, of sentencing hearings. And, depending on the circumstances, we may choose to call ourread more

Separation of Cash and State – a Look Into Bribery

Banks & Brower, LLC strongly encourages community involvement. Luckily, there are several avenues open to people in order to make an impact in their community.read more

I Have Been Charged or Arrested for a Crime, Will I Have to Serve Jail Time?

This is one of the most common questions that we are asked when we are meeting with a new client.  The short answer, like almostread more

Mental Illness in Indiana Criminal Courts

For nearly two centuries, the concept of the “insanity defense” has been debated and changed in Indiana’s Appellate Courts.  Central to the debate is theread more