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Current Marijuana Laws in Indiana

While many states have started legalizing marijuana to different degrees, Indiana still punishes all forms of possession or dealing marijuana as a criminal violation.  Theread more

An Affidavit for Probable Cause in a DUI

A Quick Guide to Reading and Understanding an Affidavit for Probable Cause in a DUI State Form 44213 (click here to view) Being pulled overread more

Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines and Additional Parenting Time

One of the most frequently asked questions by separated parents is – “When will I be able to see my children?”  When parents cannot otherwiseread more

Community Corrections Violations and Credit Time

Can Community Corrections Take Away Credit Time on Violations? Recently in Richard Shepard v. State of Indiana, under case number 84S01-1704-CR-00190, the Indiana Supreme Courtread more

Problem Solving Courts in Indiana

Certain counties around the state have put extensive time and resources into developing problem solving courts to help come up with creative solutions to criminalread more

Can a Victim Drop Criminal Charges Against a Defendant?

Surprisingly, one of the most common phone calls we receive as defense attorneys at Banks & Brower is that of a victim wanting to dropread more

Neglect of a Dependent in Indiana

What Constitutes Neglect of a Dependent? Indiana’s neglect of a dependent statute (I.C. 35-46-1-4) reads in pertinent part: A person having the care of aread more

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 Millionread more

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 aread more

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 makesread more