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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

DUI Refusal Suspensions F.A.Q.

The Most F.A.Q. Regarding DUI Refusal Suspensions: Most people have heard by now that refusing to take a chemical test in Indiana as part ofread more

Penalties for Misdemeanors in Indiana

I’ve Been Arrested for a Misdemeanor in Indiana, Now What? For most people, when they are arrested for the first time they have committed aread more

Divorce 101 in Indiana

Often the emotional impact of divorce extends beyond just those getting a divorce. Friends and family may be divided and felt forced to choose sides.  Thisread more

Prison v. Jail in Indiana

Generally speaking, if you’re convicted of a felony, you may be committed to prison.  There are a few exceptions that apply for level 6 feloniesread more

Warrants, Bonds, and Pre-Trial Release

In an effort to encourage trial judges to release those arrested of alleged crimes earlier, reduce expenses and overuse of jail resources, enable those arrestedread more