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Were You Accused of Sexual Assault in Indianapolis? Call Now

Published in Criminal Law on June 6, 2024.

Accusations of sexual assault are highly complex and sensitive matters. Being accused of a sexual assault offense can have profound consequences. The social stigma attached to accusations alone often leads to lasting reputational damage and personal isolation. More importantly, a criminal charge for sexual assault of any type could ultimately lead to lengthy imprisonment, and … continue reading

How to Navigate Being Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence in Indiana

Published in Criminal Law on May 23, 2024.

Facing false accusations of domestic violence in Indiana can lead to a daunting and distressing experience, even if the charges are never proven. The mere allegation can severely damage your reputation, career, and personal life. False accusations can arise from various motives, including emotional disputes, divorce proceedings, or misunderstandings. These charges carry direct legal consequences … continue reading

Should I Accept a Plea Bargain or Go to Trial?

Published in Criminal Law on May 13, 2024.

Plea bargaining is a common practice in criminal law. With the increase in minimum sentences, discretion that is allowed from court judges, the overwhelming number of criminal cases assigned to the court system, and unpredictable case outcomes, a plea bargain can sometimes make sense. There are also times when moving forward with a trial is … continue reading

What Is Aggravated Drug Possession in Indiana?

Published in Criminal Law on May 13, 2024.

The term “drug possession” can encompass many scenarios, from minor to the most serious drug offenses. While it is true you can face unsavory consequences for even minimal marijuana possession, a conviction for aggravated drug possession will almost surely result in much more severe sanctions. Whether or not this is your first time in trouble … continue reading

What Is a Public Intoxication Charge and How to Get It Dismissed?

Published in Criminal Law on May 13, 2024.

Facing a public intoxication charge in Indiana? Understanding the legal implications and pathways to dismissal is crucial for safeguarding your future. Understanding Public Intoxication Charges and Legal Defense in Indianapolis Have you ever gone out to a bar or restaurant and had “one too many” only to wake up the next morning wondering if you … continue reading

What Is a Legend Drug in Indiana?

Published in Criminal Law on May 13, 2024.

Please note that our law firm practices law solely in the state of Indiana, and therefore cannot provide legal services outside of this jurisdiction. Legend drug crimes are taken seriously at both the state and federal levels. A conviction for any legend drug-related crime may result in harsh penalties. If you or a loved one … continue reading

Ask Eskew Law: I was told that there is a warrant out for my arrest.  What should I do next?

Published in Criminal Law on May 13, 2024.

Q: A family member informed me they found out I have a warrant out for my arrest. What should I do?  A: If you find out you have a warrant issued for your arrest, the first thing you need to do is contact a defense attorney to discuss the charges and appropriate next steps. If … continue reading

Can the Spouse of a Felon Own a Gun in Indiana?

Published in Criminal Law on May 10, 2024.

Navigating the legal landscape surrounding firearms ownership can be complex, particularly when a spouse has a felony conviction. At Eskew Law, we understand the importance of clarifying such issues to protect individuals’ rights. One of the common queries we receive is, “Can the spouse of a felon own a gun in Indiana?” In this blog … continue reading

Indiana Sentencing Guidelines for Criminal Offenses

Published in Criminal Law on May 8, 2024.

Please note that our law firm practices law solely in the state of Indiana, and therefore cannot provide legal services outside of this jurisdiction. 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 … continue reading

What Happens if the Victim Doesn’t Show Up at the Trial for Domestic Violence?

Published in Criminal Law on March 17, 2024.

Please note that our law firm practices law solely in the state of Indiana, and therefore cannot provide legal services outside of this jurisdiction. In domestic violence cases in Indiana, the absence of the victim at trial doesn’t automatically mean dismissal. Legal nuances and strategic defense play a critical role. Key Takeaways Navigating Domestic Violence … continue reading

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