Criminal Law

Police Want me to Take a Lie Detector Test, Should I Take it?

Sometimes when you are being investigated for a crime and the police have some questions as to whether or not you are responsible for whatread more

Impact of other States Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in Indiana

On Tuesday November 8, 2018, Voters in the State of Michigan approved the legalization of recreational marijuana.  While the sales side of things will takeread more

What is a Pre-Sentence Investigation and What is on It?

As part of any felony-based conviction (sometimes on misdemeanors with open terms and by judge’s request), a judge will typically order a pre-sentence investigation orread more

How Much Suspicion Is Required?

Imagine a situation where law enforcement approaches an individual based upon suspicions of a potential crime.  Can this person tell the officer to leave themread more

Non-resident Sex Registry Requirements in Indiana

Do I have to register in Indiana? Most people realize that when they are convicted of a sex offense, they also have to register inread more

New Sentencing Laws in Indiana

Sentencing: Senate Bill 64- Sentence modification: Courts must advise a defendant, before accepting a guilty plea, that the court will be bound by terms ofread more

New Driving, Alcohol & Drug Criminal Laws

Alcohol & Drug Laws: Senate Bill 13- Administration of overdose intervention drugs: Community corrections officers and probation officers may administer an overdose intervention drug, forread more

New Sex & Violence Offense Laws in Indiana 2018

Every July, the Indiana legislature adds new laws to our books.  Here at Banks & Brower we have provided a summary of the new Sexread more

CBD Oil and DUI’s in Indiana

Can Consuming CBD Oil Result in a DUI in Indiana? As of July 1, 2018, the Indiana General Assembly has put into law language thatread more

Indiana Senate Bill 98 – Specialized Driving Privileges

A Look at Indiana Senate Bill 98 – Specialized Driving Privileges – Under state law, Indiana courts can order the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV)read more