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I’m pregnant and facing jail time. What do I do?

There are many questions that arise when a loved one is facing the possibility of jail time, especially if the loved one is a female. Indiana currently has 19 jails ranging from minimum to maximum security. Out of these 19 jails, only two are capable of housing female inmates. The two jails capable of housing female inmates are Rockville and Indiana Women’s Prison.  Rockville is a maximum security prison which means that it has the…

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Fast and Speedy Trials in Indiana

Fast and Speedy Trials in Indiana

The right to a fast and speedy trial can be found in Indiana Criminal Rule 4 which exists to enforce the state constitutional guarantee of a speedy trial. The rule typically applies to individuals in jail but in certain circumstances can apply to those who have been bailed or released on their own recognizance. However, there are a few different subsections of the rule that apply to various situations differently which this article will seek…

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5 Easiest Ways to Get Your Criminal Case Dismissed

5 Easiest Ways to Get Your Criminal Case Dismissed

Many times, when we are hired as defense attorneys on criminal cases, clients often ask, is it possible to get my case dismissed? While the answer is often “it depends,” there are a lot of factors and strategies that go into whether or not to pursue that course of action. So, what are the five most common ways to get a case dismissed? Below is our list. While it isn’t all-encompassing, these five areas are…

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I Have an Open Warrant in Indiana, But I Live Out of State. How Did This Happen and What Can I Do?

Indiana is home to several events that draw large crowds.  Whether it be a concert, festival, work conference or sporting event, Indiana has no shortage of activities that bring in out of state visitors. There are several cities and neighborhoods in Indiana that contain amazing restaurants and exciting nightlife.  Sometimes, this can lend itself to trouble. The following situation has played out countless times: An individual is in downtown Indianapolis for an event and has…

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Indiana Boating Laws

Indiana Boating Laws

Posted in On July 22, 2019

It has been extremely hot and humid this summer in Indiana. Luckily, there are a few bodies of water in the central Indiana area that you can jump in and cool down in (Morse Reservoir, Geist Reservoir, or the White River). Before you try to find a way to cool down, the DUI attorneys at Banks & Brower want to share a little bit of information with you. Boating Laws Boating is one of the…

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New Expungement of Protection Order Laws

New Expungement of Protection Order Laws

Posted in On June 24, 2019

The Indiana legislature has once again expanded the expungement laws in the state and are now allowing individuals to petition to expunge protection orders pursuant to Indiana Code 34-26-7.5 et seq. First, a protection order is a tool that is used by the courts in an effort to protect an alleged victim of domestic or family violence, a sexual offense, or stalking. With the protection order, the court can order someone not to contact another…

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CDL Drivers and DUI Convictions

Posted in On June 16, 2019

For anyone, a DUI conviction has complications that spread far and wide.  Whether you lose your license for a period, to your insurance rates rising steeply, to criminal penalties, DUI’s have lasting impacts. Yet, those pail in comparison to punishments CDL holders receive from DUI’s. For CDL drivers, their licenses mean more than anything. After all, without a license, they can’t drive — if they can’t drive, they can’t work — if they can’t work,…

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What can I do to help my case?

What can I do to help my case?

Posted in On May 7, 2019

The two main questions most people have when facing criminal charges is what potential penalties am I looking at and how can I help myself between now and the conclusion of the case. Factors That Go Into a Prosecutor’s Decisions In Indiana, prosecutors have complete discretion as to what they will offer individuals via plea agreement. A variety of factors go into a prosecutor’s decision on whether or not to offer a reduced term plea…

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