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Personal Injury Statute of Limitations in Indiana

Published in Personal Injury on May 12, 2020.

A statute of limitations is a statute giving a certain period of time to file a legal claim. The time allotted depends on the type of claim. If you do not file your lawsuit within the timeframe specified, you may be barred from pursuing your claim. Accordingly, it is extremely important that your claim is … continue reading

Is Indiana a No-Fault State for Motor Vehicles?

Published in Personal Injury on May 12, 2020.

After being involved in a car accident, damages are assessed to determine who will pay for repairs. If the accident resulted in injuries, you might seek compensation from the other party. Each state follows its own rules. Some states have “no-fault” statutes, while others have fault rules. The State of Indiana is NOT a “no-fault” … continue reading

Police Misconduct and Section 1983

Published in Criminal Law on May 11, 2020.

Police officers have many duties to perform and a broad spectrum of power to carry out those duties. However, under the Constitution, there are limits to how far officers can go when enforcing the law. A statute created in 1871 called Section 1983 helps protect an individual’s rights in cases where police officers act in … continue reading

Indiana Sentencing Guidelines for Criminal Offenses

Published in Criminal Law on April 22, 2020.

In Indiana, a felony is a crime more serious than a misdemeanor, carrying a penalty of more than one year in prison.  Indiana, as well as many other states, has established sentencing guidelines to assist judges when handing down punishments. These guidelines are in place to ensure fair and consistent punishment without bias. Overview In … continue reading

Is a DUI a Felony in Indiana?

Published in Criminal Law on April 22, 2020.

In most cases, an OVWI/DUI in Indiana will lead to a misdemeanor charge. However, in certain circumstances, it may become a more serious felony charge.  When Does an OVWI/DUI Charge Become a Felony in Indiana? Situations in which an OVWI/DUI may become a felony include: Seriously injuring or killing someone while driving under the influence; … continue reading

What Does It Mean to Be a Habitual Traffic Offender in Indiana?

Published in Criminal Law on January 14, 2020.

An Indiana habitual traffic offender, also known as a habitual traffic violator, is someone who has multiple traffic violations (usually serious ones) within a ten year period. If you are a habitual traffic offender, Indiana law directs the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) to suspend your license for 5 years, 10 years, or life. The … continue reading

Top Questions to Ask a Divorce Attorney During Your Initial Consultation

Published in Family Law on January 14, 2020.

Going through a divorce can be difficult. Hiring the right divorce attorney can ease the process. Remember that a divorce attorney is someone you are hiring to work with you and to advocate for your interests. You should be comfortable with the person you hire.  You should also not expect them to tell you everything … continue reading

When to Hire an Attorney After a Car Accident

Published in Personal Injury on November 29, 2019.

An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Can Help with Your Insurance Claim If you’re facing injuries from a car accident due to the negligence of another driver, you have rights. You need to be sure to protect those rights. While compensation won’t take away your injuries, it will reduce your financial burden. After you get medical … continue reading

Expungement for Marijuana Convictions in Marion County

Published in Criminal Law on October 25, 2019.

On September 30th, 2019, CBS 4 Indianapolis reported that, in an effort to prioritize more serious offenses, the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will no longer prosecute minor marijuana possession charges. There are currently 393 simple marijuana possession cases pending in Marion County—which will be reviewed, and, if appropriate, dismissed in accordance with the updated policy. … continue reading

Marion County to Stop Charges for Simple Possession of Marijuana

Published in Uncategorized on September 30, 2019.

CBS WTTV reports today that Marion County will no longer pursue charges for simple possession of marijuana. This is big news for Marion County and Indianapolis. It means that nearly 400 cases of simple possession won’t be pursued by the county. The policy is the first in the state to be enacted and may have … continue reading