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A Look at Juvenile Crime and the Juvenile Court Process

If you have a child that is a tween or a teen or is going to be one some day, the concern over your child making the right choices and avoiding trouble has certainly crossed your mind.  But, kids are kids and they are going to screw up sometimes.  This week’s blog takes a look at the statutes that govern when a minor (under the age of 18) commits a criminal act. The Indianapolis Criminal…

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The Common Arrests at Klipsch Music Center

Arrested at Klipsch Music Center? Now what? We’ve all been there — yes, all of us — behaving a bit too rowdy at Klipsch Music center with a group of our friends. Be it at a Dave Matthews, Tim McGraw, Black Sabbath, or, if it tickles your fancy, Yanni (is he still around?) concert, we often find ourselves enjoying the experience to the extreme. After all, isn’t it fun to sit and listen to your…

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Understanding Attorney Fees

It’s probably the most common question any private lawyer serving personal clients gets, “how much are your fees.”  This common question has an answer that is very much dependent on your unique legal situation.  No two legal cases are the same.  How your case will proceed and how the opposing side will respond is going to be different in every case and may drastically affect the costs of your case.  In today’s blog we look…

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Death Without a Will & Indiana’s Intestate Succession Laws

Dying Without a Will & the Invocation of Indiana’s Intestacy Laws Discussing death, wills, trusts, and probate issues are some of the most difficult and awkward conversations we have with clients in our office. After all, who wants to discuss things that happen to us at the end of our lives? We are all going to live forever, right? Wrong, obviously (unless you are a vampire — and you might have other issues if that’s…

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Expunging Your Indiana Convictions

Erasing a Criminal Conviction or Arrest Under Indiana’s Second Chance Law This Indianapolis Criminal Defense Attorneys at Banks & Brower take a look at expunging your criminal history. Expunging a criminal conviction is essentially the equivalent to taking an eraser to the history of your conviction.  So, if you had youthful criminal conviction or a lapse in judgment that resulted in a DUI conviction, then you should consider taking advantage of the new law by…

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Understanding Spousal Immunity in Criminal Cases

Understanding Indiana’s Law on Spousal Immunity In every marriage, on a daily basis, spouses share information with one another they would never dare share with anyone else. In fact, many times, secrets that are shared between spouses are often incredibly personal, with a deep understanding that what is said between the two of you stays just that — just between the two of you. Much like the confidentiality you rely on with your doctor, your…

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Banks & Brower Announces the Scholarship Recipient

Posted in On July 25, 2013

Congratulations to Laura Weiss the first recipient of the annual Banks & Brower, LLC College Scholarship.  The scholarship required admission to a university and a demonstration of having overcome an extreme hardship.  Below, the picture, read Laura’s inspiring story.  Congratulations Laura and best of luck! Banks & Brower, LLC Inaugural College Scholarship Laura E. Weiss, Personal Essay I feel honored to have the opportunity to apply for the inaugural Banks & Brower, LLC college scholarship….

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A Look At Indiana's Self-defense Law

In today’s blog the Indianapolis Criminal Defense Attorneys at Banks & Brower take a look at your right to self defense in Indiana. It is an important right recognized by law, but as can be seen below at can be difficult in its implementation. The Indiana legislature felt so strongly about the right to self-defense that they put in the legislation an explanation of the importance of the law.  A rather unusual circumstance. Per Indiana…

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