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Indiana OVWI Endangering a Person Charges & Penalties

Published in Criminal Law on November 10, 2020.

In Indiana, any Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated (OVWI) conviction can subject you to substantial fines and jail time. You could also face probation, community service, driver license suspension, and other penalties. A conviction will also leave you with a permanent criminal record that can affect your ability to get a job, rent a house, … continue reading

Indiana DUI / OVWI Penalties & Laws Explained

Published in Criminal Law on November 10, 2020.

Upon conviction for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated (OVWI) in Indiana, you face substantial fines and jail time. You also face the suspension of your driver license and other penalties, along with a permanent criminal record that can prevent you from getting a job or holding a professional license. If you are facing DUI or … continue reading

Benefits of Mediation

Published in Family Law on September 14, 2020.

Mediation can be a great way to resolve your issues in a dissolution case and it doesn’t require a lawyer.  Though, I should warn any reader very early on that having a lawyer who is experienced to advise you in your divorce is a sound investment in your and your children’s future. That said, here … continue reading

10 Questions to Ask Your Family Law Attorney

Published in Family Law on September 10, 2020.

Choosing the best family law attorney for you is one of the most important decisions you will make when getting a divorce. You will be working closely with your attorney and sharing lots of personal information with them. So you need someone you feel comfortable with and can trust. You also need someone with the … continue reading

Understanding Indiana Car Accident Laws

Published in Personal Injury on July 29, 2020.

Understanding the Indiana car accident laws may help keep you out of legal trouble. This knowledge can also help you in the event that you or a loved one are involved in a motor vehicle collision. The experienced Indiana car accident attorneys of Eskew Law remind you to buckle up and practice safe driving habits … continue reading

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